WAEC begins computer based exams 2024
The West African Examinations Council has concluded plans to migrate its West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination for Private Candidates Examination Diets from Paper and Pencil Tests to Computer Based Examinations.
A statement by the Council on Monday explained that the innovation would commence with WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 First Series.
The exam will be held in February 2024.
It 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.
“The innovation will commence with WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 – First Series, which is slated to hold in February 2024. While the Objective Tests will 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 stated that the examination would be conducted in urban centres/cities and candidates with special needs had been factored into the plan.
WAEC revealed that registration for the examination would commence on Monday, December 18, 2023.
Also, in order to enable candidates to familiarise themselves with the new examination platform, WAEC said it had made arrangements for a Mock Examination to be conducted in February 2024, before the examination commences.
It added that it was the vision of the Council that in the near future, all its examinations will be delivered via the computer.
The statement read, “To this end, the Council implores all prospective candidates to hone their computer skills and be fully prepared to embrace this innovation.”