WAEC Announces Computer-based WASSCE For Private Candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that it will start conducting computer-based WASSCE exams for private candidates.

The decision was communicated through a statement from the Public Affairs Department, signed by Moyosola F. Adesina, the Acting Head of Public Affairs at WAEC in Yaba, Lagos. The registration for this exam will begin on Monday, December 18, 2023.

The statement partly read:

“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 test to Computer Based Examination (CBE).

“The innovation will commence with WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2024 – First Series, which is slated to hold 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 are required to write answers on the answer booklets given to them.

“Furthermore, the examination will be conducted in urban centres/cities and candidates with special needs have been factored into the plan. Registration for the examination will commence on Monday, December 18, 2023.”

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