The Liberian government has reiterated its resolve to invest more profoundly in education and human capital development.
Two days ago, the country’s president, George Weah, declared that the federal government owned universities have become tuition free in order to create more access to those seeking university education.
On Thursday, Acting Minister of Education, Latim Da-Thong, disclosed that the government has also set up a national intervention programme for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to help students prepare adequately for the secondary school leaving examination.
He revealed that “every Saturday, students will be meeting and having classes in 93 districts in the country and 102 centers, to prepare them ahead of the exam”.
He stated further after the tutorial classes, the students will have to sit a two-month trial test before going for the WASSCE exam.
According to the minister, the goal is to ensure that Liberia becomes the leader in the examination which is conducted across Anglophone West African countries – Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
WASSCE is administered by the West African Examnation Council (WAEC).
Da-Thong stressed that no matter how well the government develops the country, if the human capital is not built, everything the government has worked for will collapse in the future.
President George Weah visited the campus of the University of Liberia on Wednesday and declared that both public universities in the country (University of Liberia and Tubman University) are now tuition-free.