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WAEC releases first-ever WASSCE-CBT results




The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the results of the first-ever Computer-Based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (CB-WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2024–First Series.

WAEC commenced migration from traditional paper-based examinations to Computer-Based examinations for its private candidates’ examinations.

A statement by WAEC made available to Chronicle NG added that the novel CB-WASSCE entailed using a hybrid method where all questions were projected on the computer.

The computer provided real-time answers to the multiple-choice questions, while the candidates received booklets with answers to the essay and practical test questions.

The examination took place from Wednesday, January 31, to Saturday, February 17, 2024.

A total of 8,139 candidates sat the examination at 140 CBT centres nationwide.

3,424 candidates, representing 42.07 percent, obtained credit or above in a minimum of five subjects (with or without English language and/or mathematics).

“2,519 candidates, representing 30.95 percent, obtained credit or above in a minimum of five subjects, including English language and mathematics.

“The coordination of examiners and marking of candidates’ scripts were carried out at three marking venues in Lagos, Enugu, and Kaduna from March 1 to 16, 2024. A total of 459 examinees participated in the coordination and marking exercise.

“The entry figure of 8,362 candidates showed a 4.30 percent decrease in candidature when compared with the 2023 entry figure of 8,738. 8,139 candidates sat the examination at 140 CBT centres spread across the country.

“Amongst the candidates that sat the examination, 21 candidates with varying degrees of special needs were registered for the examination. Out of this number, nine were visually challenged, two had impaired hearing, and two were albinos.

“All these candidates with special needs were adequately catered for in the administration of the examination,” the statement read.