WAEC GCE candidates (2nd series) can choose CBT or PPT

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed that candidates for the November West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) also known as WAEC GCE will have the option of choosing between Computer Based Tests (CBT) and Paper Based Tests.

This was made known by the Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria, Dr Amos Dangut in Ibadan while monitoring the ongoing WASSCE, along with some principal officers of the council.

He mentioned that the examination body had successfully conducted the first edition of the computer-based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), also known as CB-WASSCE in January/February which yielded better performance compared to the previous year, with a significant decrease in malpractices from five per cent to 0.8 per cent.

According to him, private candidates writing WASSCE in November will have the opportunity of choosing between CB-WASSCE and paper-based test.

He stated that the Council plans to eventually implement computer-based examinations for all schools, in collaboration with the Federal Government and other stakeholders, adding that the Council is also working on providing necessary facilities and training for schools to facilitate this transition,

The WAEC boss said contrary to what skeptics were saying, the transition to CBT method was a success and had reduced malpractices rate significantly.

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