The Head of National Office of the West Africa Examination Council Liberia Office Dale Gbotoe is calling for a robust and active involvement of all stakeholders and educational workers in Liberia’s educational sector.
Mr. Gbotoe speaking to our reporter said national effort will help improve the sector for the betterment of the society and the potential future leaders of Liberia.
He said gone are days where people will politicize the sector at the detriment of the masses,
“Let’s do away with politics from Education”, and work as a team and professional to make it perfect” he added.
Dale who predicted an improved performance of Liberian Students in the just ended West African Senior High Certificate Exams (WASSCE) noted that he was glad to see his professional prediction becoming a reality.
Unlike last year, the 2019 WASSCE results show 68% of Liberian candidates coming up with shinning colors, a move he noted is encouraging.
Moreover, he pointed out that he was impressed to some Liberia coming the region mainly in Mathematics, this he added is commendable.
Mr. Gbotoe congratulated parents, teachers, students and educational workers for bringing proud to Liberia, though he said it is not where it should be but at least the first step is encouraging.
Additionally, he uttered that Liberia still have a long way to go but indicated further that with time ahead Liberian candidates can do their best.
Currently he told this entity that Liberia is competing with Gambia and Sierra Leone to some level though, he added that there are still some gaps which he acknowledged but is certain that things can get better in the future.
He praised Liberian Government for its most intervention for the organization of the Saturday classes which he said contributed to a massive jump in performance of Liberian candidate from the over all 38% in 2019 to 68% 2019 respectively.
However, he added that, more new and creative interventions from national government are needed to help ensure Liberian students compete with their regional counterparts.
He observed that in recent exams Liberian candidates struggled in Literature, Physics and Chemistry something he noted should be given some attention, going forward.