WAEC Releases Results of First Computer-Based SSCE

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the results of the inaugural computer-based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

In November 2023, WAEC implemented CBT-based testing for its SSCE, with practical papers using a hybrid approach.

WAEC’s 2024 SSCE for private candidates began on January 31 and ended on February 17 via computer-based testing.

A total of 8,139 candidates took the exam, and 8,006 of them, or 98.37%, had their results fully processed and issued.

WAEC stated that 33 candidates, or 1.63%, have a few subjects that are currently being processed due to their own faults.

A total of 3,424 students, or 42.07%, received credit or higher in at least five subjects, including or excluding English and Mathematics.

A total of 2,519 students, or 30.95%, earned credit or higher in at least five subjects, including English and Mathematics.

WAEC stated that the results of 65 applicants (0.8%) are being withheld due to numerous alleged incidences of examination misconduct.

In comparison, 413 applicants (4.95% prevalence rate) were caught for test misconduct during the first series of the WASSCE 2023.

According to Moyosola Adesina, WAEC’s head of public affairs, the decline demonstrates the efficiency of CBT as a test administration method.

The new CBT WASSCE utilized a hybrid approach in which all questions were projected on the computer.

Multiple-choice questions were answered on the computer in real time.

In turn, the candidates were given booklets containing the solutions to the essay and practical question tests.

Adesina said candidates should ascertain the status of their results via WAEC’s website before accessing them via its digital portal.

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