WAEC Releases WASSCE-CBT Exam Results

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The West African Examinations Council, Nigeria, on Friday, released the results of the first-ever Computer-Based West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates, 2024–First Series.

The council stated that the novel CB-WASSCE involved the use of a hybrid method where all questions were displayed on the computer. Answers to the multiple-choice questions were supplied on the computer in real-time, and answers to the essay and practical test questions were supplied in booklets given to the candidates.

According to the statement, the examination occurred from Wednesday, January 31 to Saturday, February 17, 2024.

Based on the performance analysis, out of 8,139 candidates who sat for the examination, 3,424 candidates, accounting for 42.07%, scored credit and above in a minimum of five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics). 2,519 candidates, representing 30.95% of total test-takers, achieved credit and above in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

The examination coordination and script marking took place across three venues in Lagos, Enugu, and Kaduna from March 1 to 16, 2024, with a team of 459 examiners participating in this meticulous process.

Compared with the previous year's figures, there was a slight decrease in candidature, with 8,362 candidates registering for the exam, reflecting a 4.30% drop from the 2023 entry figure of 8,738. The examination was conducted smoothly across 140 CBT centres nationwide, with 8,139 candidates taking part.

Inclusivity was also a priority, with 21 candidates, each with varying degrees of special needs, registering for the examination. Of these, nine were visually impaired, two had impaired hearing, and two were Albinos. The statement further assured that all candidates with special needs received appropriate accommodations during the examination process.

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