West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has revealed that it is set to conduct its first computer based examination, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (CB-WASSCE) from Wednesday, January 31 and will end on Saturday, February 17, 2024.
This was disclosed by the Head of National Office, Dr Amos Dangut yesterday at a media conference in Lagos, saying 8,285 candidates from across the federation have registered for the CB-WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 – First Series.
Dangut added that the examination body is ready and has concluded the process to ensure a smooth computer based WASSCE.
Dangut who spoke at the WAEC office assured candidates of a hitch-free exercise, adding that CBT centres where the examination would be hosted across the nation were inspected with checklists and equipped with servers. He said trial tests were conducted and a free mock examination was also conducted for registered candidates on the 23rd and 24th of January 2024 without any challenges.
He added that, “As of today, Monday, January 29, 2024, a total of Eight Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Five (8285) candidates from across the Federation have registered for the examination. Out of this number, Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty- Nine (3,949) are male, representing (47.66%) while Four Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty -Six (4336) are female, representing (52.3%) of the total candidature. Candidates would be examined in 19 subjects, made up of 26 papers.”
Dangut noted that the examination would be delivered in hybrid mode with the Objective or Multiple Choice questions rendered on-screen and candidates are required to give their responses on the screen, while the Essay and Practical questions would be on-screen, likewise, but candidates would give their responses using the answer booklets provided.
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