The National Examination Council (NECO) has concluded plans to introduce Computer-Based Test(CBT) in objective papers of its subsequent examinations.
This disclosure was made known on Thursday in Abuja by the Chairman, NECO Governing Board, Dr Paddy Njoku, during the board’s monitoring visit to the Model Secondary School, Maitama, Abuja.
Mr. Njoku revealed that the visit was necessary since the day’s paper — Mathematics — was compulsory for all the students.
He said: “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.’’