The Registrar of NECO Expresses Concerns About Computer-Based Tests Implementation

In a recent media chat with journalists in Abuja, the Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, hinted that the adoption of computer-based tests (CBT) for NECO examinations may face some delays.

According to Wushishi, the complexities of NECO’s wide range of examinations pose challenges for an immediate transition from paper-based to CBT formats.

He emphasized the scale of NECO’s operations, stating, “NECO is the largest examination body, examining close to 1.5 million students in 76 subjects and over 150 papers, particularly for the SSCE exams for tertiary admissions.”

Wushishi further explained, “Given the intricate nature of our exams, especially the essay components across various papers, transitioning to CBT requires careful consideration by experts.”

He suggested a gradual approach to adopting CBT, starting with sections like the common entrance examination, which consists of multiple-choice questions. He stressed the importance of carefully evaluating the implementation details.

Additionally, Wushishi disclosed that NECO has examined 34 million Nigerian youths and conducted trial testing exams to refine the content for its assessments.

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