WAEC Releases Results Of First Computer-Based WASSCE

By Adadareporters

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Friday, released the results of its computer-based 2024 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (CB-WASSCE) for private candidates. Our correspondent reports that the computer-based test is the first of its kind in WAEC’s history.

The release was contained in a statement signed by the acting head of public affairs, Moyosola Adesina.

According to him, 8,006 candidates out of the total 8,362 that registered for the 2024 CB-WASSCE, representing 98.37%, have their results fully processed and released while 133 candidates, representing 1.63%, have a few of their subjects pending due to some errors.

Adesina said, “The candidates’ performance analysis showed that out of the 8,139 candidates that sat the examination, 3,424 candidates representing 42.07% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects with or without English Language and/or Mathematics. 2,519 candidates representing 30.95% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“Thus, there is a marginal increase of 6.96% in performance in this regard. 0.80% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination are being withheld for various reported cases of examination malpractice.

“There were reported cases of 413 candidates who are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for consideration. Thereafter, the committee’s decisions will be communicated directly to the affected candidates. Meanwhile, candidates whose results are being held/withheld can apply for redress by visiting https://waecinternational.org/complaints to register their complaints.”

The management said the examination was conducted between Wednesday, January 31 and Saturday, February 17, 2024, adding that 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 and a total of 459 examiners participated in the coordination and marking exercise.

“Twenty-one candidates with varying degrees of special needs were registered for the examination, of which nine were visually challenged, two had impaired hearing and two were albinos.”

He further stated that all the candidates with special needs were adequately catered for in the administration of the examination.

Recall that WAEC commenced migration from the traditional Paper-based Examinations (PBE) to Computer-based Examinations (CBE) for its Private Candidates examinations. The novel CB-WASSCE involved using a hybrid method where all questions were projected on the computer.

Answers to the multiple-choice questions were supplied on the computer real-time while answers to the essay and test of practical questions were supplied in booklets given to the candidates.

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