2019 WASSCE result is a Tsunami

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September 4, 2019

Although the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School could not be reached to confirm, information available to Concord Times has it that less than 10% students who attempted this year’s West Africa Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE) got requirement to enter university.

Our source says out of 115,098 pupils that wrote the exams, only 4,000 of them got the required five subjects including Mathematics and English Language.

Our source further stated that a pupil from the privatised Grammar School took the first position with 6A’s.

Meanwhile, this does not come as a surprise to many, as during the time pupils were writing to the said exams, many of them protested because they were not allowed to cheat.

In one instance, teachers who connived with pupils to cheat were arrested in several schools in the Western Rural and Urban Areas.

Police had told journalists at their headquarters in Freetown that some teachers and pupils writing the 2019 WASSCE were in their custody helping with investigation. Police said pupils were removed from the exams centre and taken to a hideout were teachers would write and give it to them to copy into their answer booklets.

Also, the head of WASSCE in Sierra Leone, Arnold Kamara is on record to have told journalists that some unknown persons suspected to be those that wrote the said exams broke into the Strong Room (a place where question papers were kept ahead of the exams) in Kono district and left a note threatening to attack their office in that area.

Similar attacks were also made in Freetown where pupils stormed the West Africa Examinations Council’s head  office and destroyed properties, protesting that their colleagues and teachers that were  been arrested for exams malpractices, be released.