Ahead of this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has presented a quantity of 25,000 assorted graph copy books to the Ministry of Education (MOE).
The donation is intended to enhance the students’ abilities to write their pending exams efficiently and effectively.
This donation, according to NASSCORP, is in continuation of previous donations done in recent times by the institution.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at the Ministry in Congo Town, the Deputy Director General at NASSCORP, Nya D. Tweyan, Jr, said amid the growing challenges students continue to encounter during exams, the entity thought it was important to make available twenty-five thousand (25,000) graph notebooks, to MOE for students who will be sitting for this year’s WASSCE exams.
According to Director Tweyan, the donation is worth about US$50,000. This, he said, was part of efforts to help the Ministry to ensure an enabling environment for students who are expected to sit for their WASSCE exams.
He also said that as part of NASSCORP’s responsibility, the donation further buttresses the government’s effort to help students during exams, “it will help them be effective as well,” he added.
He also mentioned that on many occasions they have heard from many of the students that during WASSCE exams they do not perform well in mathematics due to the lack of graph sheets. Based on that, NASSCORP decided to make a quick intervention.
“Instead of giving ordinary copy books this time around, we decided to give graph sheets,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Education Minister, Prof. Ansu D. Sonii, receiving the donation on behalf of the ministry, lauded the management of NASSCORP and said the kind gesture was timely and was in the right direction.
He further acknowledged that Liberian students are very smart, but they need the necessary support to make them effective at the level they want to reach. The graph notebooks, according to him, will be used by the senior high school students.
Nya D. Tweyan, Deputy Director-General NASSCORP hands over samples of the graph notebooks to Education Minister Prof. Ansu Sonii
Minister Sonii, in his remarks, disclosed that having received the items, they are going to be distributed immediately beginning with Montserrado, Margibi, Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Rivercess, Grand Cape Mount, Lofa among other counties.
He, however, clarified that these items will be used for the intended purpose so that the challenges encountered during previous years, and that students who are going to sit for the examinations will no longer face difficulties.
Minister Sonii, who earlier acknowledged the receipt of the material, however disclosed that about 43 thousand students are expected to sit the exam, adding that the ministry will work along with school administrators to carry on the distribution of the notebooks across the country.
“We also want to appeal to NASSCORP again to look around for this to go across all schools,” Minister Sonii said.