- WAEC’s Head of National Office (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan revealed this in an interview with NAN on Saturday
- He stated that the plans to introduce the CBT mode of writing WASSCE has commenced, even though there are still so many things to consider that might hinder the success of their plan
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announces its plans to introduce Computer-Based Testing (CBT) for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In an interview with NAN on Saturday, Mr Patrick Areghan, WAEC‘s Head of National Office (HNO), dropped a hint on this.
Areghan claimed that part of his plan for the council included using the CBT method of exam administration, which hasn’t been easy as it may seem, adding to the fact that students would still need to do their practicals and write their essays , hence making it be somewhat impossible with the CBT mode.
”We have already started something in terms of CBT examination. We have gone far with our planning and all of that, even in the sub-region, the registrar to the council is also doing something,”
“This is because we ask ourselves, how do we conduct CBT for practicals and essay papers?
“We can only readily do that in the case of objective questions. But so many people will not see it from that angle. They argue that some others are doing it, why can’t WAEC do the same?
“Now, no one even talks about energy; how many schools are exposed to computer literacy? How many have computer facilities, and how many have electricity to run these things?
“Even where you have all these things on ground, how do you handle the issue of theory and practical papers? So, these are the issues, but that is what I want the council to do in the very near future,” he said.