The administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has disclosed a decision it has arrived at to admit free of charge 10 successful candidates who are in Division II in this year’s West African Examination.
The candidates will accordingly enroll at the state-run university for a semester.
UL Dean of student Affairs, Dr. Julius S. Nelson made the disclosure on August 12 on the UL Fendell campus during an innovation program organized by EHELD.
Dean Nelson said the successful candidates will enter the university without writing the UL placement and entrance examination and that their dormitory fees will be settled for a semester by the UL Administration.
If the students choose to sit the UL entrance, they may just be testing their intellectual abilities, but they will be admitted free of charge and their dormitory fees settled by the UL for one semester,” Nelson assured.
He said the UL Administration took the decision to motivate students to prove their intellectual abilities in academic work and to discourage mass failures that are occurring in the school system.
He said students who will fall in Division I in the next examination will be given same opportunity.
A release issued by WAEC this year shows that about 30,000 candidates failed the examination; a situation that has brought considerable noise in the public about Liberia’s ‘messy education system.’
Nevertheless, some students were able to make it to division II; the only category that candidates could reach.
The 10 Division II students of this year’s WAEC examination are Duozon R. Gaye and Kou Kulah of the Soltiamon Christian School System, Mariam Katta of the Liberian-Turkish Light International School and Alpha G. Peters of Bassa High School.
Others are Saraphen B. Dahn, Elijah Fineboy, Kelezee Koiwu and Zayzay Wolobah all of Firestone High School, Jallah A. Barby II of Ricks Institute and Jeremiah J. Kekula of William Booth.
Among the 10, Kelezee Koiwu was named by WAEC as the best performing candidate.
According to WAEC, Koiwu has scores of 6 in English, 3 in Economics, 6 in Geography, 4 in History, 6 in Literature and English, 3 in Mathematics and 5 in Chemistry.
These points gave him a total of 27 in the best six subjects of the examination.