By: Laymah Kollie
Congo Town- August 22,2023: The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has revealed that three (3) female Students have topped the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with the exceptional performances.
Students Desire E. Saygarn (female) of the Ford -Madden Christian Academy, Priscilla L. Cooper (female) of Ford-Madden Christian Academy and Bernice Johnson of the St. Christopher Catholic School in Kakata Margibi County being the only top best performing student outside of Montserrado shared the top space with a male student (Landford Zayzay) of the Dominion Christian Institute.
This year, a total of forty-nine thousand three hundred and eighty three (49,383) sat the examination with the total of fourty-six thousands four hundred fourty eight (46,448) making a passing mark in at least one subject. Of this number, thirty(30) students from two counties (Margibi and Montserrado ) successfully passed with credit scores in a minimum of five subjects to include Mathematics and English; the results stated that twenty one of the thirty best performing students, three are females while nine are males.
Three students inclusive of two females and one male scored highest mark on the overall performance.
In a press conference on Tuesday August 22,2023, WAEC head, Mr. Dale G. Gbotoe, stated that the performance of female candidates in the exams increased in the 2023 Academic year.
He told journalists that three Schools in Montserrado were able to produce twenty seven (27) students and one school in Margibi produced three students totaling thirty.
“Best Performing Candidates Who Passed with Credit Scores In A Minimum of Five Subjects Including English Language & Mathematics. Thirty (30) candidates comprising nine (9) males and twenty-one (21) females from four (4) schools in two (2) counties obtained a minimum of five credit passes inclusive of English language and Mathematics on the Examination.
The three top performing candidates on the examination came from two different schools in Montserrado. They are:, DESIRE E. SAYGARN PRISCILLA L COOPER., LANDFORD J ZAYZAY”.
However, Education Minister Professor Ansu D. Soni, Minister lauded teachers, school administrators, parents and the government of Liberia for efforts applied in improving the educational sector.
Minister Sonii urged top performers to continue aiming high with the hope of gradually recognizing their efforts in due time.
“We want to say thank you to this government, the parents, our teachers, the students for their efforts over the years. We are proud, we are seeing improvement and I think we need to give these students the best recognition they need “
Meanwhile, two thousands nine hundred thirty five (2,935) students out of the total number failed the examination.