House Education Committee to probe wassce

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The Plenary of the House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Education to Probe the Ministry of Education for allowing WASSCE to administer exam at 7PM in Yarpa Town, Rivercess County. Plenary reached the decision Thursday, 23rd May during its 3rd Day Sitting of the 2nd Quarter of the 1st Session of the 55th Legislature. This decision was based on a communication from Representative Steve Tequah of Electoral District #2, Rivercess County, in which he complained about the late hours of WASSCE being administered at 7:00PM in Yarpa Town.  “I am writing to request your assistance in inviting the Minister of Education to provide an explanation for the decision to have administered the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) test on May 21, 2024, at 7pm in Yarpa Town, Rivercess County,” the communication noted. Representative Tequah also stated in his letter that the timing of the examination raised questions about the fairness and accessibility of the testing process for all students. He noted that administering the exam at such hour could potentially disadvantage students who may not perform at their best during night hours. “I believe that plenary intervention in this matter will help shed light on the reasons behind this decision and provide clarity to the people of Rivercess,” Rep. Tequah stated.  Following the reading of the communication, a motion was proffered by Montserrado County Electoral District #4 Rep. Michael Thomas to have the communication turned over to the House’s Committee on Education to probe the situation and report in two weeks’ period.

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