The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the adoption of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) modality for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).




According to a statement issued by the interim head of WAEC’s Public Affairs Unit, Moyosola Adesina, the new innovation would begin with the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private students in February 2024.

The statement read: “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).

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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 are required to write answers on the answer booklets given to them.

“Furthermore, the examination will be conducted in urban centres/cities and candidates with special needs have been factored into the plan. Registration for the examination will commence on Monday, December 18, 2023.”




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