Thursday, 11 June 2015

National Examination Council (NECO) to introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT).

The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced it will introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT) in objective papers of its subsequent examinations. 

According to reports in VANGUARD NEWS, the Chairman, NECO Governing Board Dr Paddy Njoku said
he was impressed with the progress of the examination as students and teachers conducted themselves well. 

Njoku who made this known on Thursday in Abuja during the board’s monitoring visit to the Model Secondary School, Maitama, centre of NECO Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination
said that the visit was informed by the fact that today’s paper — Mathematics — was compulsory for all the students. “We will introduce CBT in papers that need computer in the next exams, but some other subjects are either practical or essay; so you cannot put everything under CBT.

“Mathematics is compulsory; so the hall will be full; that is why we decided to inspect them today.
“We do about four levels of monitoring; we have invigilators’ supervisors, security men and external monitors drawn from institutions of higher learning, who independently, monitor without getting involved in the administration of the examination.

“The board comes out to monitor and get direct assessment of the situation so that nobody tells stories and all these we do to ensure very strict control of our examination.’’ Njoku said that reports from all over the country indicated that the examination was going on fine.

He went on to say that the performance of students in the examination had improved over the last two years based on students who made five credits, including Mathematics and English.

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