The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has unveiled plans to convert it’s annual senior secondary school certificate exam (SSCE) to a computer based assessment.
Olu Adenipekun, the national head of the council in Nigeria, stated this in a news conference on Tuesday. The CBT will start with the objective exam.
In his words, he said; “In about two weeks, we should be concluding installing all the necessary software and backups in our new CBT centre with a 600-seat capacity.
“In fact, we want other stakeholders – corporate individuals and organisations – to join hands with us in establishing CBT centres nationwide, in schools and other places, but I want to say WAEC is at the forefront for this project.”
“However, where any schools feel they have been training their students on how to apply the computers very well and therefore want us to come and administer such a test using the computers, why not? We will do it,” he explained.
“That is why I say, for us to be able to introduce the CBT test for our examinations, it will take combined efforts of all of us – schools, WAEC and other keys stakeholders.”