WAEC Embraces Technology: Computer-Based Testing Coming to WASSCE!

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is making a significant stride towards modernizing its assessment methods with the introduction of Computer-Based Tests (CBT) as an option for private candidates starting in November/December 2024 (WASSCE Nov/Dec).

A Pilot Program Shows Promise

This change comes after a successful pilot program conducted in January and February 2024. The pilot demonstrated not only improved student performance but also a drastic reduction in exam malpractice, dropping from 5% to a mere 0.8%. Encouraged by these results, WAEC is offering private candidates the flexibility to choose between the traditional paper-based exam and the new CBT format.

A Gradual Shift Towards a Tech-Driven Future

Dr. Amos Dangut, Head of National Office for WAEC Nigeria, emphasized that this initiative is part of a broader plan to gradually implement CBT for all schools. WAEC is actively working with the government and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition by providing necessary facilities and training for schools.

This move aligns WAEC’s examinations with global trends and technological advancements. While some may question the feasibility, Dr. Dangut assures that the pilot program has proven the effectiveness of CBT in reducing malpractice.

Unclear Availability for Ghanaian Candidates

The article acknowledges that it’s uncertain if Ghanaian candidates will have the CBT option for the 2024 WASSCE.

Registration for 2024 WASSCE for Private Candidates Now Open

The registration period for the 2024 WASSCE for Private Candidates is officially open. Candidates can register from April 2nd to August 30th, 2024, with exams scheduled to take place between October 25th and December 18th, 2024.

The Future of Examinations in West Africa

WAEC’s adoption of CBT represents a progressive step towards a more modern and secure examination system. This initiative offers candidates a flexible testing option while enhancing exam integrity through reduced malpractice. As WAEC collaborates with stakeholders, the goal is to ensure a smooth and accessible transition to computer-based exams for all students in the future. This shift has the potential to set a new standard for examinations in West Africa, paving the way for further technological advancements in the education sector.

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