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WAEC Deploys e-Marker As Strategic Step To Meet Global Best Practice


West African Examination Council  (WAEC) has introduced e-marker in the
process of examination in line with global best practices in the
assessment of theoretical questions such that marking will no longer be
manual, but will be done electronically.
This was disclosed during
an interaction with the education writers by the Head of Nigeria
National Office of WAEC, Mr. Olutise Adenipekun.
It added that the
project is scheduled to begin with the ongoing November/December West
African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He said as
a result of the development, candidates no longer take their theory
questions home after their examinations, as answer booklets are now
combined with the question papers.

to Adenipekun, the adoption of the Information Communication Technology
(ICT) in the conduct of the examination is aimed not only at ensuring
near perfection but to also lead globally in the area of examination
He, however, added that the development does not mean
that teachers who the body usually engage in the traditional marking
method will be dropped, but that they will still be engaged to handle
the electronic-marking project.
“We are providing service and the
people we are providing service for are youths of the country and youth
naturally are restless. So they also want to see new things”
you assess well today, you will build the nation because the youths of
today will find themselves in several position of leadership in the
future” he said.
He promised that the WAEC template of assessing
candidates will remain the same adding that it will not be in the
interest of Nigeria to lower the standard of the examination for
whatever reason.

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