In commemoration of Abraham’s day, which will be celebrated by Muslims around the world, the secretariat of the West African Examination Council Liberia office has made some adjustments in its planned national examinations timetable throughout the country.
According to the Head of the National Office of WAEC Liberia, Dale Gbotoe, the new adjustments will only affect the original date of Tuesday, July 20, 2021 due to the celebrants of Abraham Day.
Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Mr. Gbotoe explained that the t
3rd graders will begin the test on Monday, July 19, 2021 at their various campuses from 8:30-12:00, while the 6th graders will also taken the test the same day from 1:00-4:00, noting that both subjects will be objective.
He said there will be no test on Tuesday; only Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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clarified that the slight adjustments will not affect the initial timetable as planned for 9th and 6th graders.
Mr. Gbotoe emphasized that due to the lack of a set date for the Muslim celebrations of Abraham Day, it was difficult for them to capture it in their original plan and appealed to the students and general public for the latest slight adjustments.
He is quoted as saying “Normal timetable for 6th and 9th grade exams are unchanged”.
At the same time Mr. Gbotoe stressed that the online platform for the 3rd and 9th grade exams has been upgraded to a bigger and more robust one, as it is not yet available to the public.
“Currently we are completing the integration process and will in subsequent time inform the public”, he noted.
The Liberia National assessment test for the 3rd graders is the first of its kind and will be administered on July 19, 2021, across the country, the WAEC head explained to the general population.
It can be recalled that on July 9, 2021, the Examination House announced the commencement of the exams beginning July 19- 23, 2021 but after a series of constructive engagement, it has made some adjustments.