WAEC Introduces CBT For SSCE

WAEC Introduces CBT For SSCE
  • PublishedNovember 13, 2023

The West African Examinations Council on Monday announced its readiness to ditch the paper and pencil test model and adopt the Computer-Based Test mode for the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examination.

It said it would start the computer-based examination next year February with the private candidates.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the acting head of the Public Affairs Unit of WAEC, Moyosola Adesina.

According to WAEC, the migration of its WASSCE for Private Candidates Examination Diets from Paper and Pencil to Computer Based Examination (CBE)is in line with global best practices.

The statement partly read, “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.

“While the Objective Tests will now be fully Computer Based, the Essay and Test of Practical papers will be hybrid, in which the examination questions will be delivered on screen and candidates required to write answers on the answer booklets given to them.

It explained further that the examination would be conducted in urban centres/cities and candidates with special needs have also been factored into the plan even as registration for the examination is billed to commence from December 18, 2023.

“So, in order to enable candidates to familiarise themselves with the new examination platform, arrangements have been concluded for a mock examination to be conducted in February 2024, before the examination commences.“

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