Breaking: WAEC Announces CBT as Option in Nov 2024 WASSCE, Gives Reason

Breaking: WAEC Announces CBT as Option in Nov 2024 WASSCE, Gives Reason

  • This year's WASSCE scheduled for November, will handwritten and also computer-based, WAEC disclosed on Wednesday, May 15
  • The examination council also maintained that students will have the opportunity to choose between the CBT and the paper format for the exam
  • Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria, Dr Amos Dangut, disclosed this to journalists in Ibadan and explained further the reason for the transition journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Wednesday, May 15, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced that candidates for the November 2024 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will have the option of choosing between Computer-Based Tests (CBT) and Paper-Based Tests.

WAEC introduces second option for candidates writing 2024 WASSCE
WAEC gives update on CBT option for the November candidates writing 2024 WASSCE. Images for illustration purposes. Photo credit: BBC, @waecnigeria
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As reported by Vanguard, head of national office, WAEC, Nigeria, Dr Amos Dangut, disclosed this in Ibadan on Wednesday, while monitoring the ongoing WASSCE.

He noted that the examination body had successfully conducted the first edition of the computer-based WASSCE, also known as CB-WASSCE in January/February and the success informed this decision.

Speaking further, he stated that private candidates writing WASSCE in November will have the opportunity of choosing between CB-WASSCE and paper-based test, The Guardian reported.

“The examination, held in January and February, yielded better performance compared to the previous year, with a significant decrease in malpractices from five per cent to 0.8 per cent.
“We are now gearing up for the upcoming private candidates’ examination in October and November, offering candidates the choice between the traditional pen and paper and the computer-based method,” Dangut said.

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The WAEC official disclosed also that the initiative was aimed at expanding computer-based examination to rural areas.

WAEC releases 2024 timetable for May/June SSCE

Meanwhile, reported that WAEC released the timetable for the 2024 May/June SCCE examination in Nigeria.

The WAEC exams will commence on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, with Foods and nutrition 3 (practical) planning session and Home Management 3 (practical) planning session.

According to WAEC, candidates for the regional examination will sit for the English language on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. English Language 2 (Essay), English Language 1 (Objective) and English Language 3 (Test of Orals) will all take place on the same day.


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