Thousands of high school students across Liberia are currently writing the West African Senior High School Certificate Examination or WASSEC ahead of this year’s West African Examination Certificate or WAEC. The Liberian Government, like other West African countries, is poised to adopt the administration of WASSEC, transforming from WAEC.
One of the examiners at the Monrovia Consolidated School System or MCSS’ E. J Goodrige on the Capitol By-pass in Monrovia, Mr. Alex Quryeah praised students at his center for cooperating with their WASSEC ground rules, noting that since commencement of the examination, there has been no mal-practices.
Mr. Quryeah, who described this year’s test as batter than last year’s from his observation, said the current conduct of candidates was a poositive sign of improvement in the next two to three years at which time Liberia would be in readiness to participate in the process.
A female student, identified as “The test is okay- not very bad like people who came from Ghana and others countries were talking about it; the only thing I see difficult about this WASSEC is the time we are taking it for,” Mardea Williams, a female candidate told this paper.
She appealed to the government and WASSEC office to allow them see their results following the exams, accusing the WASSEC authorities of failing to allow students who last sat the test to see their results before graduation. The West African Senior School Certificate Examination or WASSCE is a type of standardized test in West Africa, administered by the West African Examinations Council .
It is only offered to candidates residing in Anglophone West African countries. Also known as the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) by its former name, all students from private and public schools are allowed to take this examination, and uniforms are not compulsory.
However, other rules and regulations are applied on every candidate. The examination is only offered during the autumn season, and the results are available by December.