The West African Examinations Council International Office (WIO) in Lagos, says it was set to re-introduce electronic marking for its tests.
This was disclosed at WAEC’s Head of the Office, Mr Adelowo Maliki, in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Lagos.
According to him, electronic marking done in 2014 through 2015 was done with some foreign partners based in the United Kingdom due to high costs as regards the high exchange rate.
Maliki said that the Council have gotten all necessary approvals and his ready to re-introduce electronic – marking system.
He also explained that they will not be marking all the subjects through this mode, just some selected ones.
According to him, such mode of marking would further ensure test reliability.
Here, you can be sure that if two people mark the same paper, they will arrive at the same scoring. It will increase test reliability, which means that even for different people, there will be little or no deviation from what they awarded because this one is electronically done and if you are not doing it according to laid down rules, it shuts you off automatically on its own.