On January 31, a total of 8,285 candidates will be undertaking the computer-based WASSCE


The Head of National Office for the West African Certificate Examination in Nigeria, Dr. Amos Dangut, announced that as of Monday,

8,285 candidates have enrolled for the inaugural Computer-Based West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates in 2024.

During a press conference on Monday, Dangut shared that the exam is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, January 31, and conclude on Saturday, February 17, 2024, within Nigeria.

In November 2023, WAEC disclosed its intention to adopt a computer-based model for the WASSCE for private candidates.

Dangut acknowledged the initial resistance to this innovation but emphasized that it fueled the council’s determination to proceed with the CB-WASSCE.

He expressed satisfaction with the positive reception, noting that 8,285 candidates had registered by January 29, 2024.

Among them, 3,949 are male (47.66%) and 4,336 are female (52.34%).

Dangut elaborated on the examination format, mentioning that it would involve 19 subjects and 26 papers in a hybrid mode.

In this mode, objective or multiple-choice questions will be presented on-screen, and candidates are required to respond on the screen.

Essay and practical questions will also be displayed on-screen, with candidates providing responses using the provided answer booklets.

He encouraged candidates to access WAEC’s e-learning portal for materials outlining the requirements for the CB-WASSCE.

Dangut assured collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, state Ministries of Education, the Nigeria Police Force, other security agencies, and stakeholders to deliver a credible examination in 2024.



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