WAEC Embraces CBT for SSCE Exams

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By Bliss Okperan

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that it has discarded the use of the paper and pencil test model and has adopted the Computer-Based Test (CBT) for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

In a statement obtained on Monday by Business Post, it was disclosed that this system will become effective from February 2024.

In the statement signed by the acting Head of the Public Affairs Unit at WAEC, Ms Moyosola Adesina, the examination body said it adopted this mode to meet up with the latest global system.

“In line with global best practices, the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council wishes to inform the general public, and all its stakeholders, that it has concluded plans to migrate its WASSCE for Private Candidates Examination Diets from Paper and Pencil Test to Computer Based Examination,” the statement partly read.

In August 2023, the organisation released this year’s WAEC results, with 79.81 per cent after over 1.6 million students sat for the exam.

It was disclosed that about 1,287,920 candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, while the results of 262,803 candidates were withheld “due to reports of cases of examination malpractice.”

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