Liberia’s Education Minister Prof. D. Ansu Sonii says there will be no additional plead for senior students to re-sit the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams after January 2019, encouraging all with academic deficiencies to take advantage of the “final plead.”
Launching a new platform provided by one of Liberia’s leading telecommunication giants on Friday, 12 October that digitizes the payment of WAEC fees, Minister Sonii says January 2019 is the only time available in Liberia for 12 graders who had academic deficiencies to do their re-sitter.
“If you are attempting to re-sit any course, this January is the only time you have in this Republic to register and take the re-sitter. Beyond January, you will only be taking WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examinations) whether or not you like it,” he warns.
This year, the result released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Monrovia showed mass failure in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Out of a total of 33,979 candidates that sat the exams, WAEC authorities reported that only 11,544 candidates (33.85%) passed successfully. The exam was administered at 216 centers from 3 April to 20 April 2018.
But according to the Education Minister Sonii, there will be absolutely no additional plead “after the final plead that brings us to January 2019” to do re-sitter here.He encourages students in this category to take advantage of this deadline, saying he understands that this January is the final one for all Liberian students who sat WACE the previous year and did not succeed.
Also speaking at the launch of the LoneStar Cell MTN – WAEC Mobile Money service, WAEC national head Mr. Dale C. Gbotoe says the exam is meant for those who sat the old tests.
He warns that the re-sitter is not meant for students currently in school or who have not reached certain age.“Like the Minister said, this exam is meant for a targeted group of people,” he says, adding that if the exam is not meant for an individual and they pay money to the mobile money service, it will be a free payment to WAEC.
By Winston W. parley