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Tubman University qualifies 26 candidates

The office of admissions, records, and registration of the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland County, southeast Liberia qualifies 26 successful candidates out of a total of 850 for regular enrollment into its programs.The decision followed release of results of the October 7, 2017placement test administered by the University. Tubman University, Liberia’s second state-run university recently registered 850 candidates to sit the placement examinations with a required passing score of 70 percent in both Mathematics and Language Arts for enrollment.

According to the director for admissions, David Erskine, of the 850 candidates, 157 candidates wrote the examinations in Monrovia at the Salvation Army High School in Sinkor, while 693 candidates sat the exams on the main campus of the University in Tubman town, Harper City, Maryland County. Speaking in an interview with this correspondent on Wednesday, 15 November Mr. Erskine laments out of the total number, only 26 candidates made a successful pass after attaining the required scores in both subjects.

He says the successful candidates are qualified for regular admissions into the University for Semester II, Academic Year 2017/2018. Meanwhile, the office of admissions, records, and registration, in consultation with executives of the admissions committee of the University have recommended that 298 candidates who wrote the test and did not properly nor poorly performed should enroll in a one semester access to college program.

Mr. Erskine explains that the decision is based on the average performance of the candidates, noting that it is expected that upon completion of the one semester access to college program, those concerned will have a smooth transition into the University. He continues that a total of 469 candidates are qualified for the two semester’s access to college program.

Candidates who scored the required marks (70%) and above are expected to pick up their admissions packages today, Monday, November 20, while those for the one Semester Access Program will pick up theirs on November 21-22, followed by candidates in the two Semesters Access Program category will pick up enrollment packages on Wednesday & Thursday, November 23-24, 2017, respectively.

Director of admission Mr. Erskine stresses that early issuance of admission letters will alleviate difficulties usually experienced by many students, who are given admission letter during the registration period, noting that once letters are issued out timely, it will give students the opportunity to seek financial assistance from scholarship donors, organizations and parents/guardians, among others. He calls on candidates to observe the calendar of events to avoid future embarrassment.

By George K. Momo from Maryland-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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