JUST IN: WAEC releases WASSCE-CBT results

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On Friday, the West African Examinations Council in Nigeria revealed the results of the first-ever Computer-Based West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates, 2024-First Series.

The council began the transition from traditional paper-based examinations to computer-based examinations for its private candidates’ exams.

According to a council statement made available to PUNCH Online, the unique CB-WASSCE used a hybrid system in which all questions were projected on a computer.

It stated that answers to multiple-choice questions were provided on the computer in real time. In contrast, solutions to essays and practical question tests were provided in booklets distributed to candidates.

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According to the statement, the test occurred between Wednesday, January 31, and Saturday, February 17, 2024.

The analysis of candidates’ performance showed that out of the 8,139 candidates that sat the examination, 3,424 candidates representing 42.07 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics).

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“2,519 candidates representing 30.95 per cent obtained credit and 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 Examiners participated in the Coordination and Marking Exercise.

“The entry figure of 8,362 candidates showed a 4.30 per cent 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.

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“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.

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