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2015/2016 WAEC results expected Friday

The Minister of Education, George K. Werner, has disclosed here that results of the 2015/2016 West African Examination Council or WAEC exams across the country are expected in by Friday, August 5, 2016.

The exams for 12th graders were administered on Monday, June 27 to July 1, after 9th graders had earlier written theirs early June. Minister Werner said results of the exams qualify schools to hold graduation ceremony.

Speaking with reporters Wednesday, August 3, at the Capitol in Monrovia, the Education boss said schools that will violate the mandate of the Ministry will not go unpunished, although several private schools, including Rick’s Mission in Virginia, outside Monrovia have repeatedly defied this regulation with impunity.

Minister Werner predicts mass failure among pupils, but boasted that over 1.5million female pupils are in school, which is a progress in the educational system. “Over 1.5 million school girls presently in school; it is a progress,” he noted, and stressed that it is about time for more female pupils to hold serious unto their education, adding that by doing so, it will also help strengthen the educational system of Liberia.

“Girls, be serious about your education for your future is ahead,” Werner challenged the girls of Liberia. United States First Lady Michelle Obama recently visited Liberia and encouraged females to prioritize education, as part of the U.S. Government’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative.

At the same time he said students already benefiting from government scholarship or desire to benefit should score a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and be willing to write an aptitude test and pass to gain eligibility.

By: Zee Roberts-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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