“Computer-Based WASSCE Won’t Work”: NUT Condemns WAEC’s Introduction of CBT, Gives Reason

“Computer-Based WASSCE Won’t Work”: NUT Condemns WAEC’s Introduction of CBT, Gives Reason

  • Nigeria Union of Teachers has kicked against the new examination method WAEC is planning to adopt for students writing WASSCE
  • The union maintained that the method won't work, noting the Nigeria education system is not ready and prepared for the computer-based examinations
  • The Secretary-General, NUT, Dr Mike Ike-Ene, further argues that there are a lot of factors that would hinder the success of the proposed CBE

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has faulted the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) introduction of computer-based examinations.

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Teachers in Nigeria have berated WAEC over its plan to conduct computer-based tests for private students. Photo credit: WAEC, SCHOOLCONTENTS.info
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WAEC moves to introduce CBT for students, NUT reacts

NUT on Thursday, November 16, faulted WAEC's plans to migrate its West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates' examination diets from paper and pencil tests to computer-based examinations.

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Recall on Monday, November 13, WAEC, in a statement, announced that the innovation would commence with WASSCE for private candidates, 2024 first series.

Reacting to the development, the secretary-general, NUT, Dr Mike Ike-Ene, argued that the Nigerian basic education sector was not ready and prepared for the proposed CBE.

Speaking with The Punch, Ike-Ene, argued lack of computers in schools, a lack or poor electricity supply, and unstable Internet networks would likely hamper the CBE being proposed by WAEC.

"Nigerians don’t have to roll out policies because it sounds good. The NUT can never tell you it does not know the importance of ICT but there is a big challenge about this WAEC CBE.
"Making decisions hastily is not the best, we are quick at copying things that won’t work. I tell you for free that it won’t work," he said.

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Breaking: 18-year old Chioma Blessings Obidigbo clinches best award in WASSCE 2022

18-year old Chioma Blessings Obidigbo clinches best award in WASSCE 2022

Legit.ng reported earlier that I8-year-old Chioma Blessing Obidigbo has clinched the best-performing award in the 2022 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

She was unveiled at the opening of the WAEC 61st Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee taking place at Lafia, Nasarawa state, on Thursday, November 16.

However, she was not available to receive the award as she is currently in the United Kingdom for her university education.

How candidates with withheld WAEC/NECO results can resolve the issue

The Maltina Teacher of the Year, 2019, Collins Ezem explained steps that can be taken by candidates whose NECO/WAEC results are withheld.

Ezem said when results are withheld it shows there is an issue or irregularity with their examination.

The multi-award-winning educator explained that It's crucial to maintain open and transparent communication with the examining body and follow their instructions to address the issue.

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