Liberia Cancels WAEC 12th Graders Exams For Reported Leakage

FLASH BACK: 12th Graders taking WEAC test in Monrovia
FLASH BACK: 12th Graders taking WEAC test in Monrovia

A day before the administering of the West Africa Examination Test for over 33,000 12th graders throughout the Country by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the Liberian Government say it is cancelling the exams due to reported leakage on the campus of the Konola Academy in Margibi County when unknown persons burglarized one of the testing centers. Last week 9th graders went through the process with reported leakage.

Making the disclosure on local radio stations, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Education, Martin Bleatan said the leakage was discovered last week at one of the school campuses where the test should have been administered today.

He said some students are being investigated regarding the reported burglary, and disclosed that the decision was necessary in order to find out what actually took place

Mr. Bleatant has meanwhile disclosed that the next schedule for the administer of the test will be  June 27, 2016.

For the past week 12th and 9th graders throughout the country have been preparing for the WAEC exams, but the cancellation of the 12th graders national exam has received disappointment from many of the parents whose children should sat for this exam.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.