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Education Ministry Says “No Graduation” Before WAEC Results
By Stephen N. Sonpon, LINA Intern

MONROVIA, June 30 (LINA) – The Ministry of Education says graduation for both private and public schools will depend on students passing the national examinations administered by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Making the disclosure Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia, Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Dr. Ronelle A. Horton, said there can be no graduation before WAEC results are released.

According to Dr. Horton, national examinations set academic standards for schools and serve as an assessment tool for students across the country.

Horton indicated that passing the 12th Grade WAEC exams certifies students’ mastery of the knowledge and skills required by the national curriculum.

She noted that to allow students who have not passed the WAEC exams to graduate is to undermine the integrity of the country’s educational system.

Horton also reminded school administrators and the public that there should be no additional fees for graduation for 12th Grade students following the release of WAEC results.

The Deputy Education Minister urged administrators of public school to abide by the schedule of permitted fees for secondary students set out in the current academic calendar, noting that schools charging graduation fees are violating the ministry’s directive and could be subject to sanctions.

Deputy Minister Horton noted that passing the WAEC and graduating from Grade 12 is a wonderful achievement, and that the Ministry will join schools and communities to congratulate graduating students when WAEC results are released.


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