MONROVIA – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Liberia has released its provisional results for the Liberia Junior High School Examination (LJHSCE), the Liberia Primary School Certificate Examination (LPSCE) and the Liberia National Assessment Test (LNAT), the outcomes of the results show a slight difference in performance between male and female candidates in the required subject areas.
The performances of the students in the examinations from all perspectives show a high level of improvement between the males and their female counterparts in various areas of the subject-related matters but on the overall average, the male students are at top with a slight difference numerically in the examinations.
The Liberia National Assessment Test for Grade-3 was administered on the school campus of all the schools that entered for the examinations in the 15 Counties, and the candidates were assessed in two subjects: Numeracy (Mathematics) and Literacy (Language Arts). For a candidate to be successful on this exam, he or she must pass ” both subjects” with at least an “E8.” Twenty-Eight Thousand Thirty-Four (28,034) candidates registered for the examination, but Twenty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Seven (25,767) candidates sat for the exam.
Out of the total number of candidates, Twenty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Thirteen (22,913) candidates passed successfully while Two Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Four (2,854) persons failed. Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Two (11,722) students who sit the examination were females while Eleven Thousand One Hundred Ninety-One (11,191) candidates were males.
The overall performance of the candidates in the Liberia National Assessment Test was “good” and the females performed slightly more than their male counterparts.
The Liberia Primary School Certificate Examination (LPSCE) was administered at 367 centers in the Geopolitical Subdivision of Liberia in four core subjects: Mathematics, General Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. Students are considered successful if they passed in at least three subjects with a minimum of E8.
In this category, Thirty-Nine Thousand Seven Fifty-Eight (39,758) sat for the exam. Thirty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Two (36,832) candidates passed successfully while Two Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty-Six (2,926) persons failed.
In this area, Seventeen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Three (17,853) males passed, and Eighteen Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Nine (18,979) females passed successfully. Again, the overall performance of the candidates on the examination was “excellent” and the males performed slightly better than their female counterparts.
As for Liberia, Junior High School Certificate Examination (LJHSCE) which was administered at 361 Centers in Liberia, students are required to pass at least three subjects with a minimum of an E8 score.
Forty-Five Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety (45,990) candidates registered for the examination, however. Forty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Three (43,423) sat the test and One Thousand One Hundred Ninety-Two (1,192) failed in total.
Out of the total number of candidates, Twenty Thousand Five Hundred Fifty (20,550) males passed while Twenty Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-One (21,681) females passed. The performance of the candidates on the examination was ” excellent” and the males performed slightly better than their female counterparts on the 2023 LJHSCE.
Addressing reporters Tuesday at a press conference held at the headquarters of WAEC-Liberia in Congo Town, the Deputy Registrar and Acting Head of Test Administration, Isaac N. Toe expressed his sincere gratitude to the President, the Government, and the People of Liberia for the confidence they continue to repose in WAEC to execute the mandate of the Council in Liberia.
Mr. Toe noted that the Secretarial is immensely grateful to the Government of Liberia for paying the fees for the Nineteen Thousand, One Hundred Forty-Five (19,145) candidates from Four Hundred Sixty-Nine (469) Schools for the Liberia Junior High School Certificate Examination.
WAEC wants to assure the Government and the People of Liberia that it will continue to explore innovative ways of providing quality service delivery to the people of Liberia and the Sub-region in the years ahead.
Meanwhile, WAEC wishes to appreciate the Honorable Minister of Education, Educational Secretariats, School Authorities, the Liberia National Police and other actors in the security sectors, and all other citizens during the conduct of three national examinations conducted in 2023.
WAEC, at the same time, cautions the school authorities to use these results to promote their students in the Junior High Division to the Tenth Grade based on the policy of the Government of Liberia that students be eligible for promotion or must pass both his or her school and obtain a passing grade on the LJHSCE exam. LINA