Results out: ‘Significant improvement’ in WASSCE

Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:16

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says there is significant improvement in Sierra Leone’s performance in this year’s West African Senior Schools Exams (WASSCE).

WAEC’s head in Sierra Leone, Sheriff Sapateh said over 4,000 candidates who took this year’s West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) meet the entry requirements for admission into tertiary institutions.

He said 35,341 candidates entered for the exams- an increase of close to 30% as compared to 2009. The WAEC boss said “even though the percentage increase of passes in the exams might be marginal, there was a significant improvement in candidates’ output.”

The Sierra Leone Grammar School has the highest number of passes, followed by the Annie Walsh Memorial School, all in Freetown.

Murialdo Secondary School in Lunsar and the Bo Government Secondary School are also said to have done well in the exams.

Mr. Sapateh said the candidates showed improved performance in 22 subjects this year.

He said results of over 100 candidates were withheld for “various examination malpractices.”

Listen to the Latest News

Community Radio Stations

CTN can also be heard at various times during the day on the following community radio stations:

  • Radio Wanjei (Pujehun) 101.1 FM
  • Radio Galaxy (Lungi) 106.1 FM
  • Radio Modcar (Moyamba) 94.4 FM
  • Voice of the Peninsular Mountain (Tombo) 96.0 FM
  • Radio Moa (Kailahun) 105.5 FM
  • Radio Kolenten (Kambia) 92.4 FM
  • Radio Numbara (Bumbuna) 102.5 FM
  • Eastern Radio (Kenema) 101.9 FM
  • Eastern Radio (Kono) 96.5 FM
  • Radio Mankeneh (Makeni) 95.1 FM
  • Radio Bontico (Bonthe) 96.9 FM
  • Radio Bintumani (Kabala) 93.7 FM
  • Radio Gbafth (Mile 91) 91.0 FM

and from 0730 – 0800 GMT on 15220 kHz short wave