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NECO to Adopt Computer Based Test for Objective Exams



The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday said that it was concluding plans to migrate from the Paper-Pencil-Test mode to the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for its objective examinations.

The registrar of the council, Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN reports that the management of the council had, in 2015, announced plans to adopt the CBT mode for its objective questions.

According to him, migrating into the CBT will make the examination less cumbersome but be cost effective.

“We have almost finalised the procedure on the CBT mode for our objective examinations.

“As soon as we have a governing board in place, the plan will be tabled before it for discussion and approval. How soon this is achieved, depends on the Federal Government.

“We are, equally, working toward a complete migration to the CBT for all our examinations.

“It is not easy to conduct theoretical, practical and oral components of our examinations.

“We are, however, currently talking with some private firms on the possibility of using CBT mode for those other examinations,’’ Garba said.