The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has stated that it was perfecting plans to migrate into the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for its examinations.
According to the Registrar of WAEC, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, the council is considering all variables available to ensure that the entire process is not messed up.
He, however, noted that the council was not in a hurry to migrate because the council basically conducts achievement tests and not selection tests.
“We have looked at the issue of CBT and found that this is not a selection test, where one can deal with paper and pencil.
“With that, you can easily migrate to CBT, but for an achievement test where you train people to become engineers, medical doctors and others, there will be need for practical experience.
“So, they do not just train them practically in the class, they equally need to be tested on theory.
“Again this background, therefore, we are collaborating with other examination bodies and experts outside Nigeria to ensure that when we start, we will not mess up the entire process.
“And what is expected of the candidates can still be achieved,’’ he said.
Uwadiae noted that the council was being cautious in getting it done because there were many things involved. (NAN)