8,285 Candidates to Take Maiden CB- WASSCE for Private Candidates 2024

8,285 candidates will sit for the maiden computer-based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in 2024, according to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Nigeria Office in Lagos.

This was revealed on Monday during a press briefing at the regional examination body’s Yaba headquarters by Mr. Amos Josiah Dangut, Head of the Nigeria National headquarters.

Dangut reports that the exam will be held in Nigeria for two (2) weeks and four (4) days, starting on Wednesday, January 31, and ending on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

You might recall that the Council said in a news release in November 2023 that it had completed preparations to administer the computer-based WASSCE for Private Candidates.

Regarding the mode of the examination, the HNO stated that arrangements have been finalised for this maiden computer-based examination, which will be delivered in a 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.