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MOE Official Cheers Female Performance In WAEC Exams
By Jeraldine M. Gbaa
MONROVIA, August 5 (LINA) - Deputy Education Minister Romelle Horton has lauded the level of performance of female candidates in the 2016 West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.
Horton, speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press conference in Monrovia Thursday, disclosed that of the total of 16, 062 candidates that passed the exams, 7,200 were females, while 8, 872 were male candidates.
“I am impressed with the performance of our girls and this is worth commending them for,” she said.
“Our girls are trying to close the gap between them and their male counterparts, especially with the release of the just-ended WAEC results; a lot of the females, according to the result aspired a lot in the sciences - Physics, Chemistry and Biology,” the MOE official stressed.
She praised the females, especially students Kulah Jerrut Kou of Soltaimon Christian School System; Mariam Katta from the Liberian Turkish-Light International School and Saraphen B. Dahn of the Firestone High School who made it in the Division II in the exams, urging them to keep up the good work.
Division II is the second highest category of the WAEC tests.
Meanwhile, Minister Horton congratulated candidate Kessely Kowoe from the Firestone High School for emerging as the best performer in the 2016 WAEC Exams, scoring high marks in English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, History and Mathematics, which are the seven best subjects on the exams.
Of the total of 46,613 candidates that sat the WAEC exams, 16,072 passed while 22,671 failed.