Bong County Flag
Massive Turnout For WAEC In Bong
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, June 27 (LINA) - About 5,000 twelfth graders in Bong County Monday commenced this year's West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams at selected centers around the county.
Bong County Education Officer Edward Kpulun told the Liberia News Agency that the tests started at 8:00 am at various centers with monitors ensuring straight compliance in line with WAEC and Ministry of Education mandate.
Mr. Kpulun explained that the Liberia National Police and other stakeholders in the county are supporting the Ministry of Education and WAEC in conducting the exams.
Mr. Kpulun said all depots and testing centers are being protected by police officers to ensure there is no act of burglary, and called on candidates to be self-confident.
The Bong County Education Officer noted that the exams papers are well secured and students should not allow themselves to be misled by unscrupulous individuals by asking them to pay for the test.
Some students who spoke to LINA at testing centers in Gbarnga Monday thanked WAEC and the Ministry of Education for making it possible for them to re-sit the exams this year.
They expressed preparedness for the test and called on other students around the country to remain committed and do the exams to bring proud to the country.
About 46,000 candidates are sitting this year's senior high exams throughout the 15 counties of Liberia.
The head of WAEC-Liberia John Gayflor told the Liberia News Agency Monday that the purpose of the examinations is to evaluate the potential of candidates who really acquired knowledge from their instructors after spending 12 years in the classroom.
Mr. Gayflor explained that the exams are standardized and encouraged students or candidates not to harbor fear as the intention is not to punish them during the week-long exercise.
The Ministry of Education in consultation with WAEC had earlier cancelled the exams following reports that test papers were stolen at the Konola Mission Academy depot in Margibi County.