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Monday, 11 September 2017

Breaking: WAEC ready to re-introduce electronic-marking


With an end goal to widen its extension, the West African Examinations Council International Office (WIO) in Lagos, says it was set to re-present electronic checking for its tests.

The Head of the Office, Mr Adelowo Maliki, revealed this in a meeting with newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

As indicated by him, the stamping before now was finished with some remote accomplices situated in the United Kingdom.

"We began this electronic checking in 2014 through to 2015, just for us to suspend it in 2016, because of high expenses as respects the high conversion scale.

"Be that as it may, now, we are set to bring it back as we have become every single important endorsement from the board's panel gatherings and the committee itself.

"This prompted our endeavoring to build up our own in-house and by the finesse of God, the progressing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private applicants would be checked electronically.

"Be that as it may, we won't be denoting every one of the subjects through this mode, simply some chose ones.

"So when this examination is finished up, we will kick begin checking electronically,'' he said.

As per him, such method of checking would additionally guarantee test realiability.

"Here, you can make sure that if two individuals check a similar paper, they will touch base at a similar scoring.

"So it will expand test unwavering quality, which implies that notwithstanding for various individuals, there will be almost no deviation from what they granted in light of the fact that this one is electronically done and in the event that you are not doing it as indicated by set down standards, it close you off consequently without anyone else.

"By then, you understand you are not making the best choice thus if each paper should be possible electronically, it will be the best,'' Maliki clarified.

He included that the stamping mode was really the best yet exorbitant.

Maliki, in any case, noticed that progressively, the workplace plans to spread the stamping mode over all subjects and papers.

"When we do a few papers and find we can assimilate the costs, we will increment and with time, perhaps as we are doing it and getting comes about, government may likewise need to put resources into and be a piece of it,'' he said.

Nesmen report that the district's Head, National Office of WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun, had, at a news gathering in Lagos, declared that the board would begin the lead of the WASSCE for private applicants twice every year, with impact from 2018.