The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the approval of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode for the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
According to a statement signed by Moyosola Adesina, acting head of the public affairs unit at WAEC, Nigeria, on Monday, November 13, 2023, “The innovation would kick-start with the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in February 2024.
In line with global best practices, the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 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 (CBE).”
WAEC has consistently maintained its integrity as global institutions accept its results for admission and other opportunities.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which oversees examinations for millions of students in West Africa, earlier announced the introduction of computer-based testing (CBT) for its examinations, starting with objective questions.
The move is part of a broader effort by the council to modernize its operations and make its exams more secure. CBT is expected to reduce the risk of cheating and make marking and releasing results easier.