Just In: 8,285 Candidates To Write Maiden CB- WASSCE For Private Candidates 2024

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) Nigeria Office, Lagos has announced that a total of 8,285 candidates will write its maiden Computer-Based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in 2024.

The Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr Amos Josiah Dangut, disclosed this on Monday during a press briefing at the Yaba office of the regional examination body.

According to Dangut, the examination will take place on Wednesday, January 31 and end on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Nigeria, spanning two (2) weeks and four (4) days.

You would recall that in November 2023, the Council, in a press release, announced that it had concluded plans to conduct its WASSCE for Private Candidates, using the computer-based mode.

Speaking on the mode of the, the HNO said plans have been concluded for this first-ever computer-based examination, which will be delivered in hybrid mode.

He added, “The hybrid mode entails that, the Objective or Multiple Choice questions will be rendered on-screen and candidates are required to give their responses on the screen. The Essay and Practical questions will be rendered on-screen, likewise, but candidates will be required to give their responses using the answer booklets provided.

He added that WAEC Nigeria, in keeping with its vision of being a world-class examining body and its core value of innovation, has taken this bold step to offer candidates a viable alternative to the Pen and Paper model of examinations while giving its stakeholders and the public, a view of the great potentials that exist in Computer-based approach to assessments.

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