WAEC Ready To Hold 2024 WASSCE CBT For 8,285 Private Candidates On Wednesday - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, January 29, 2024

WAEC Ready To Hold 2024 WASSCE CBT For 8,285 Private Candidates On Wednesday

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is set to conduct  its maiden Computer Based Test (CBT)  for 8,285 private candidates  writing the 2024 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) beginning from Wednesday 31st of January across Nigeria 

The council’s Head of National Office (HNO) Dr Amos Josiah Dangut who made this known on Monday at a press conference in Lagos, said arrangements for the conduct of the 2024 West African Senior School Certificate  Examination (WASSCE) first series for private candidates,  using the first ever CBT model had been concluded.

The HNO who expressed his excitement on the level of  acceptance the  examination council had received so far as regards the CBT, gave further breakdown of registered candidates to include 3,949 male, representing 47.66 per cent, while 4,336 are female, representing 52.3 per cent of the total candidature for the examination who will be examined in  19 subjects made up of 26 papers 

“We are here to give you an insight of the level of preparations so far, for the conduct of this maiden CBT examination"

"The council is encouraged by the acceptance of this innovation as evidenced in the number of entries received so far.

“Candidates will be examined in 19 subjects, made up of 26 papers

“The council  is aware that the news of this innovation was initially greeted with some level of resistance. This only served as fuel for the test body to forge ahead on its course to conduct the CBT-WASSCE", he assured 

“The conduct of the Computer Based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (CB-WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2024 First Series, will take place from Wednesday, Jan. 31 and end on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Nigeria.

“This will span a period of two weeks and four days and to this end, there is no going back as plans  have therefore,  been concluded for this first-ever computer-based examination, which will be delivered in hybrid mode,” he said.

The HNO noted that WAEC Nigeria, in keeping with its vision of being a world-class examining body and its core value of innovation, had taken the bold step to offer candidates a viable alternative to the Pen and Paper model of examinations.

According to him, this is in line with  giving its stakeholders and publics, a view of the great potentials that exists in the computer-based approach to assessments.

Speaking further on,  the council boss stated that  the hybrid mode entailed that, the Objective or Multiple Choice questions, would be rendered on-screen and candidates were required to give their responses on the screen.“87

The Essay and Practical questions will be rendered on-screen, likewise, but candidates will be required to give their responses using the answer booklets papers 

For the successful conduct of the examination and to curb examination malpractices, carefully selected examination officials have been trained by council to serve as proctors during the conduct of the examination,” he said.

WAEC according to Dangut, is in a bid to further deliver on its mandate and as a way of helping candidates, had made available, its e-learning portal with materials that would demonstrate to candidates, the requirements for the conduct of the examination.

He urged candidates to visit https://www.waeconline.org.ng/e-Learning/index.htm to access the portal.

He added that a tutorial video on how to navigate the examination portal is available on all council’s social media platforms.

He asked candidates to use the video to acquaint themselves with relevant information on demand and upon enquiry.

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