The Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced its decision to transition the WASSCE for Private Candidates Examination Diets from Paper and Pencil Test to Computer Based Examination (CBE), aligning with global best practices.
This change will be implemented starting with the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 – First Series, scheduled for February 2024.
While Objective Tests will be fully computer-based, the Essay and Test of Practical papers will be in a hybrid format, with questions displayed on the screen and answers written on provided booklets.
The examination will take place in urban centers, and arrangements for candidates with special needs have been made. Registration begins on December 18, 2023, and a Mock Examination is planned for February 2024 to familiarize candidates with the new platform.
The council encourages candidates to develop their computer skills in preparation for this innovation, with the vision of eventually delivering all examinations via computer.
Here is the Full Press Release.
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 TestsThe to
Computer Based Examination (CBE).
The innovation will commence with WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 – First Series, which is
slated to be held 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 required to write answers on the answer booklets given to them.
Furthermore, the examination will be conducted in urban centers/cities, and candidates with special
needs have been factored into the plan.
Registration for the examination will commence on Monday, December 18, 2023.
Toshortly enable candidates to familiarise themselves with the new examination platform,
arrangements have been concluded for a Mock Examination to be conducted in February 2024, before
the examination commences.
To this end, the Council implores all prospective candidates to hone their computer skills and be fully
prepared to embrace this innovation.
As Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment,
encouraging academic and moral excellence, it is the vision of the Council that in the near future, all
its examinations will be delivered via the computer.
Issued by the Public Affairs Department
Signed: Moyosola F. Adesina – Ag. Head, Public Affairs
WAEC, Yaba, Lagos -Monday, 13th Nov., 2023
for: Head of National Office