The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has made the significant announcement that it will be implementing computer-based testing for the WASSCE examinations taken by private candidates. This move aligns with global best practices and marks a shift from the traditional pen and paper format.
In a statement released by the Public Affairs Department, signed by Moyosola F. Adesina, the Ag. Head Public Affairs WAEC, Yaba, Lagos, it was revealed that the registration for the computer-based examination will commence on Monday, December 18, 2023.
The upcoming WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 – First Series, scheduled for February 2024, will be the initial phase of this transition. The objective tests will be conducted entirely on computers, while the essay and practical papers will be a hybrid format. Candidates will receive examination questions on screen and will be required to provide their answers in the answer booklets provided.
The computer-based examination will be held in urban centers and cities, ensuring accessibility for all candidates. Additionally, WAEC has taken into consideration the needs of candidates with special requirements, who have been included in the planning process.
With this progressive move towards computer-based testing, WAEC aims to enhance the examination experience for private candidates and improve the overall efficiency and accuracy of the assessment process.
Registration for the computer-based WASSCE for Private Candidates will open on Monday, December 18, 2023, providing an opportunity for eligible individuals to secure their spots and adapt to this innovative approach.