​The Minister of Education, George K. Werner, has disclosed here that results of the 2015/2016 West African Examination Council or WAEC exams across the country are expected in by Friday, August 5, 2016.

The exams for 12th graders were administered on

Monday, June 27 to July 1, after 9th graders had

earlier written theirs early June. Minister Werner said

results of the exams qualify schools to hold graduation


Speaking with reporters Wednesday, August 3, at the

Capitol in Monrovia, the Education boss said schools

that will violate the mandate of the Ministry will not go

unpunished, although several private schools, including

Rick’s Mission in Virginia, outside Monrovia have

repeatedly defied this regulation with impunity.

Minister Werner predicts mass failure among pupils, but

boasted that over 1.5million female pupils are in

school, which is a progress in the educational

system. “Over 1.5 million school girls presently in

school; it is a progress,” he noted, and stressed that it

is about time for more female pupils to hold serious

unto their education, adding that by doing so, it will

also help strengthen the educational system of Liberia.

“Girls, be serious about your education for your future

is ahead,” Werner challenged the girls of

Liberia. United States First Lady Michelle Obama

recently visited Liberia and encouraged females to

prioritize education, as part of the U.S. Government’s

“Let Girls Learn” initiative.

At the same time he said students already benefiting

from government scholarship or desire to benefit

should score a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and

be willing to write an aptitude test and pass to gain