The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the adoption of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode in the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examination.

This was contained today in a statement signed by WAEC spokesperson, Moyosola Adesina and made available to Newsmen. According to the statement, the examination body would start the CBT examination with the private candidates in February, next year.

WAEC said the migration from paper and pencil to Computer Based Examination (CBE) was in line with global best practices. It added that arrangements have been made for a mock examination to be conducted before the examination commences, to enable candidates  familiarise themselves with the new examination platform.

The council, however, implores all prospective candidates to hone their computer skills and be fully prepared to embrace this innovation.