NECO Set To Start The Use Of CBT for Examinations from 2016

The National Examination Council (NECO) is
set to introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT)
in all objective papers of its examinations
from next year.


Following the speech of the Chairman Governing Board of NECO, Dr Paddy Njoku, the exam body will introduce CBT in papers that need computer in the next exams.

He said that some other subjects are either
practical or essay; so they cannot use CBT

Njoku, made the disclosure on Thursday in
Abuja during the board’s monitoring visit to
the Model Secondary School, Maitama,
centre of NECO Senior Secondary School
Certificate Examination (SSCE).

He said he was impressed with the progress
of the examination as students and
teachers conducted themselves well. The
chairman said that the visit was informed
by the fact that today’s paper –
Mathematics – was compulsory for all the

The Chairman said 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.

According to him, the performance will
continue to improve “since the rot created
over the years will take some time to fix”.

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