The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed that it will not adopt the computer-based test (CBT) in the conduct of its examination.
This was made known by the Zonal Coordinator of the
examination body in Abuja, Yusuf Ari.
According to him, despite the fact that CBT has proven to
reduce examination malpractice, the board will still stick to
the old method because of the nature of its examination.
He mentioned that the council does not only conduct
examination in urban area but also rural areas unlike JAMB.
Again, the council conducts examination in over 80 subjects
with many of them having components. English Language
for instance, comes in three components, consisting of
practical, theory and 0ral.
He however added that the council may consider the option
after adequate facilities such as sufficient computer
systems, steady power supply and other infrastructural
provisions are guaranteed.