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The National Teachers Association of Liberia or NTAL has blamed the Ministry of Education for the mass failure of students in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.

According to statistics released here, out of the 46,000 candidates, who wrote the exams across the country, 16,000 passed successfully. Acting president NTAL Madam Mary Mulbah said, the Minister of Education Mr. George Werner, has spoiled the education sector in Liberia since he took office.

According to her, Minister Werner had promised to transform the education sector, but under his administration, there have been mass failure among students.  She claims Werner is not doing well for education in Liberia but rather causing more problems.

“His reform process he talked about is not helping schools or teachers in Liberia and the people are not seeing what he’s trying to reform”, Madam Mulbah said.

She said in order for the education system to get better, the right people should spearhead the process. She disclosed the leadership of the NTAL has boycotted the ongoing teachers training workshop by the ministry.

Meanwhile, Madam Mulbah said the mass failure from the WAEC is a serious challenge for teacher, school administrators and other stakeholders in the education sector to adequately prepare students for the annual exams. 

She called on teachers across the country to remain focus because the society deepens on them to mold the minds of the future leaders of Liberia. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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