The Head of National Office, West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria, Dr. Amos Josiah, announced that a total of 8,285 candidates have registered for the maiden Computer-Based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (CB-WASSCE) first series.
News About Nigeria gathered that the examination is scheduled to take place from Wednesday, January 31, to Saturday, February 17, 2024, spanning two weeks and four days.
During a press briefing held at the WAEC head office in Yaba on Monday, Dr. Josiah explained the preparations made to ensure a successful computer-based examination.
He said that the CB-WASSCE would be delivered in a hybrid mode, with objective or multiple-choice questions presented on-screen for candidates to respond on-screen.
Essays and practical questions will also be rendered on-screen, but candidates will respond using the provided answer booklets.
Dr. Josiah acknowledged the initial resistance to the computer-based approach but pointed out the encouraging acceptance demonstrated by the number of entries received.
As of January 29, 2024, a total of 8,285 candidates from across the Federation had registered for the examination, with 3,949 male candidates and 4,336 female candidates.
The candidates will be examined in 19 subjects, comprising 26 papers.
To ensure a secure and malpractice-free examination, WAEC has trained carefully selected examination officials to serve as proctors during the conduct of the CB-WASSCE.
Regarding result release, Dr. Josiah stated, “The results of candidates who sit the examination will be released 45 days after the conduct of the last paper.”
He also provided information on accessing duly awarded certificates and digital copies through the WAEC Digital Certificate portal.
Candidates preparing for the WASSCE have been advised to visit the WAEC portal for necessary materials and additional information on the examination.