Authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE), in collaboration with the Monrovia Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), have postponed the senior secondary school exams, which is administered by WAEC.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates is usually administered in May/June, with private candidates sitting in November/December.
Until yesterday’s pronouncement, this year’s exams were scheduled by WAEC’s Monrovia office to be administered to 9th graders from May 5-6, while 12th graders were scheduled for May 9-19.
Meanwhile, the exams have been rescheduled from May 19 to 20 for 9th graders, while the 12th graders will sit the tests from May 23 to 27.
Consequently, MOE said all schools will be closed from May 19 to 27, while school administrators are requested to give their students take home lessons, including assignments or projects, which upon the return of the students to school, teachers will grade the assignments to compensate for the closure.
The ministry said in a statement that it appreciates the cooperation of all, but regrets any inconvenience the postponement may cause the candidates.