The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says its elderly additional certificate test (SSCE) will quickly be converted to a computer-based examination 2020 waec runs.
Talking at a news conference on Tuesday, Olu Adenipekun, the council’s head of Nigeria nationwide office, stated the CBT examination would begin with its objective inquiries.
” In around two weeks, we must be wrapping up mounting all the required software application and backups in our new CBT centre with a 600-seat capacity.
” As a matter of fact, we want other stakeholders– corporate individuals and organisations– to sign up with hands with us in developing CBT centres nationwide, in colleges as well as other areas, however I want to state WAEC is at the forefront for this job.”
Adenipekun said the intro of CBT would certainly be a steady procedure to allow pupils to get familiar with making use of computer systems for examinations.
” However, where any colleges feel they have been educating their pupils on just how to use the computers quite possibly and also for that reason desire us to find and also carry out such a examination using the computers, why not? We will do it,” he clarified.
” That is why I state, for us to be able to present the CBT examination for our evaluations, it will certainly take synergies of everyone– colleges, WAEC and also various other keys stakeholders.”
Providing statistics of the January/February First Series WASSCE for exclusive prospects launched, he stated 12,202 candidates signed up for the exam as versus the 11,721 prospects that registered in 2018.
Of this figure, Adenipekun claimed just 3,102 prospects had credit ratings and also above in a minimum of 5 topics including English Language and Mathematics.
” There are 376 outcomes, representing 3.16 per cent of the complete candidature for the exam, being kept about various reported instances of exam negligence,” claimed the test authorities,” he stated.
” The cases are being explored and also reports of the examinations will be presented to the suitable board of the council eventually for consideration. The board’s choices will be interacted to the impacted candidates.”