Monrovia – The high level of corruption in Liberia, taking place at all levels continues to threaten the success of all sectors of the country including the education, health and others.
Recently thousands of senior high pupils who have been preparing for months and were eager to sit the exams were left frustrated upon the discovery that the exams had leaked which led to postponement.
Following the postponement there has been speculations that the exams will not be administered anytime soon but the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Liberia office has allayed the fears, announcing that the exams will be administered as scheduled beginning Monday to Friday, June 27-July 1, 2016.
In a statement issued June 6, WAEC stated “The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) of Liberia, is constrained to inform the general public that the Liberia Senior High School Certificate Examination will be administered on Monday to Friday, June 27- July 1, 2016”.
WAEC indicated that rumors circulating about the postponement or cancellation of the examinations are untrue and misleading.
The statement noted “Education stakeholders Parents, Candidates, and the Public are advised that the date for the examination remains unchanged”.
The WAEC statement added “The West African Examinations Council is very confident of administering the WAEC examination on June 27, to July 1, 2016 as previously scheduled”.
WAEC also stated that the announcement should claim the immediate attention of all concern.
The exams which was to be administered June 27 until July 1 was postponed because of a broad-day theft of test materials from the stored location at the Konola SDA high school campus in Margibi County.
The burglary of the exam materials by unknown persons was reported hours before students were due to sit the exams. It was revealed that the questionnaires were reportedly stolen after an alleged burglary of the office of the Principal of the Konola Mission Academy, Madam Rebecca G. Yealue.
Almost every year, there are instances of malpractices during the examination which sometimes result into arrest and detention of teachers and some plotters.