The Administration of the ELWA Academy High School in Paynesville has recognized student Mulnah Welmuh and the entire 12th grade class of the institution for their good performance in the just-ended West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
The Superintendent of the School, Rev. Benedict .T. Nagbe said, the honoring of the Students was intended to encourage other students of the Academy to do more in public tests.
He congratulated student Munah Wlemuh of the 12th-grade class who successfully passed English and Mathematics.
Rev Benedict T. Nagbe then cautioned the students to remain focused in their struggle for education if they are to become good future leaders of the country and the larger society.
Giving reasons for the school’s high performance in the WASSCE, he said this was on account of hard work, commitment and dedication of the students to their studies and the availability of good learning facilities and professional teachers at the school.
For her part, student Munah Wlemuh encouraged her fellow students to remain academically focused at all times. She commended her parents and the school administration for the support accorded her.
Meanwhile, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Liberia has said it is withholding the results of at least 855 candidates who sat the recent West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for “examination malpractices.”
According to WAEC, the malpractices include carrying of cell phones in the test halls, foreign materials, irregular activities, insult/assault as well as collusion.
Results of the first ever West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), administered in the country was released on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
According to WAEC, 21,580 of the students who sat the examinations failed. This represents 65.15 percent of the total number of students that sat the exam.
However, about 11,544 of the students made a successful pass in individual subjects, representing 34.85 percent.
The results were announced on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at WAEC Head Office in Congo, outside Monrovia. The exams were administered at 216 centers in the country between April 3-20, 2018.
Announcing the results, the Officer in Charge and Head of Test Administration at WAEC, Isaac N. Toe, said a total of 33,124 candidates from 600 senior high schools sat the examinations.
Mr. Toe also announced that 32 of the 600 high schools have 100 percent pass rate of (E8) in at least one subject, while 33 of the 600 schools and 90 percent pass rate of (E8) in at least one subject.
Students Samuel G. Sumo of Firestone Senior High School in Harbel, Margibi County, and Miss Munah J. Wlemus ELWA Academy in Paynesville passed English Language and Mathematics.
Meanwhile, students Emmanuel Morris of the JJ Roberts United Methodist High School in Monrovia and Peter Thomas Kollie of the St. Martin’s Catholic High School located in Gbarnga, Bong County, passed in eight of the nine subjects.
In addition, students Miss Nelly Wende of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner High School, Lewis Rogers of the JJ Roberts United Methodist High School and Ahmadou R. Jalloh of the William Booth High School in Paynesville passed in seven of the nine subjects.
In the Junior High category, 25, 685 of the 40,502 students that sat the exam made a successful pass, amounting to 63.42 percent while 14,817 failed, amounting to 36.58 percent.
Students Luther D. Makehyor Pamela Kay High School in Bardnersville is the best performing student with an aggregate score of 379.00 in the Junior High category.