” WAEC” Boss Dale Gbotoe Sounds Warning Ahead Of WASSCE Exams, Promises To Be Drastic At All Centers

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The Head of the West African Examination Council Liberia office Dale Gbotoe said it has put in place all technical,Security and technological as well as workable measures to ensure candidates do not engage into any form of foul play or mal practices in the testing hall during the weeks of the WASSCE exams.

He said the measures put in place are not to frighten the over thirty thousand candidates but to ensure that they be independent in their work and to as well build self confidence in themselves for future educational and or public test.

The measures also come from the backdrop of misinformation from the public and some individuals who normally mislead the students that they can help them in the exams something he noted is wrong and unacceptable.

He added that with the new and effective measures put in place by the council and the participating Countries in the region,it is if not impossible but difficult for any fraud or other educational mal fecises to take place during the administering of the test.
As part of said drive, he uttered that they have put in place a coding system which is digitized and will only allow the supervisors and other co- workers open the papers only thirty minutes before the exams time and said instruction will be giving simultaneously across all centers in Liberia amongst others.

Mr. Gbotoe encouraged the candidates to remain focus,study very hard and be confident that they can make a successful pass.
He said unlike in the past he is sure that the coming WASSCE results will be better especially with some of the efforts put in place by the government through the ministry of Education.

The WAEC boss commended national government for shouldering the financial responsibility of all the 12th graders something be added is a great relief for the parents.

He said the government intervention has drastically increase the number of candidates for the exams to over five thousand unlike in the past of a thousand increment.
WAEC is at the same time observing and investigating some schools on the reported collection of flexibility fees from the students which he noted is counter productive.

The WAEC boss noted that if any school is found guilty in such ugly practice they will take the necessary action to avoid the recurrence and to as well serve as a deterrent to others.

” No school or student should pay any money to write the exams because the national government has already done that”,he added.
He said WAEC at no time has collected flexibility fees and is not at all supporting the collection of any fees to write the exams, warning would be violators to desist now.

The Liberian educator praised the government for up grading the curriculum including putting in place new and modern system to help improve the sector.
Unlike what is being perceived in the public, Mr. Gbotoe pointed out that Liberia’s Educational system is better unlike other West African counterparts.

Meanwhile the public relations officer of the education ministry Maxime Bleetahn said with the level of work done by the ministry on the students,he is confident that they will do their best.

He said the government is serious about academic excellence for its students as such only successful candidates will graduate from their respective high schools upon the release of the results hopefully in July.
Over 30,000 twelve graders will Wednesday,April 24,2019 begin writing the WASSCE exams from across the Country in over 600 Schools.