Monrovia – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) Liberia Office has released its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAESSCE) result, withholding more than 30 percent of examination results based on malpractice and collusion.
The Head of WAEC Liberia National Office Dale G. Gbotoe made the disclosure at WAEC Headquarters in Congo Town.
“Of the forty thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven (40,977) candidates that sat the WASSCE, the entire results for thirteen thousand, four hundred and fifty-four (13,454) candidates representing 32.83% are being withheld as a result of either their alleged involvement in examination malpractice or their schools submitted unreliable Continuous Assessment Scores (School Grades) for nearly all of their candidates. A final decision will be made by the Liberia Examinations Committee,” Mr. Gbotoe said.
The 13,454 candidates that were found in examination malpractices and collusion, according to the WAEC boss, have been placed into several categories.
According to WAEC head, 73 schools from eight counties, accounting for 8,536 candidates representing 63.45 percent out of 13,454 candidates’ results are being withheld due to alleged involvement with collusion.
He said 637 candidates’ results are being withheld for their involvement in several types of examination malpractices.
Also, 47 schools with a total of 4,281 candidates representing 31.82% of the 13,454 candidates’ results are being withheld because of the submission of unreliable school grades for WASSCE.
Mr. Gbotoe added that three examination workers aided and abetted examination malpractice. He named Williams A. Kpennie, Amolah Marshall and Peter Walker as the three examination workers that aided, and abetted examination malpractice.
Females Candidates Top List of most performing students
The Head of WAEC Liberia National Office Dale G. Gbotoe has also praised the female candidates for topping the list of the most best performing students that sat the 2021 examination. Out of nine best performing students; seven candidates were females while two candidates were males.