Two Liberian Students Top West African Examinations

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted December 2, 2003

Finally, the Monrovia National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has released the names of students who made exceptional marks by topping the 2001/2002 Liberia Senior High School Certificate examinations.
According to Mr. Eli Momolu Lumei, head of WAEC Monrovia National Office, the two students are Master Charles D. Asumana from the Lott Carey Baptist Mission School in Brewerville, as the Dux; and Miss Paula F. Fares from the St. Teresa’s Convent on Randall Street, as the runner-up. Over 12,000 12th Graders sat for the 2001/2002 national exams.

Mr. Lumei told The INQUIRER that the two students who topped the 2001/2002 Examinations will be honored for their exceptional and outstanding academic performance in the exams. The honoring program takes place on Thursday at the end of the 27th Annual Council Meeting.

He said the occasion, which was earlier scheduled, was postponed to December 2003 due to prevailing situation in the country. The "Certificates of Distinction" will be presented to the two students in recognition and appreciation of their academic achievement in the exams", Mr. Lumei added.

Also, two officials of the WAEC Monrovia National Office will be honored for their long service and dedication to duty. They are Messrs Eli M. Lumei and Harrison Kokulo.

Meanwhile, the WAEC Monrovia National Office has commenced its Year End Annual Council Meeting, where major decisions on issues relative to the growth and development of the Council will be taken.

The meeting to be held at the Parish Hall of the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on 10th Street in Sinkor, will officially open on Monday and end on Thursday, with the Council reaching major decisions.

The Registrar of the Council and head of Secretariat, Mr. Matthew P. Ndure who is based in the headquarters in Accra, Ghana, is expected in the country for this year’s meeting.

The Year End Meetings are regularly held at the end of each year in WAEC member countries including the Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It is during this annual meeting that the various committees make their report to council, which is the highest decision making body of WAEC.

The various committees include the Liberia National Committee, Liberia Administrative and Finance Committees. Other committees are the Liberia Aptitude Test and Examinations and the Liberia Final Awards Committees, among others.
The Liberia National committee is the highest decision making committee and that decisions taken by that committee go to the Council or be implemented by the head offices of member countries.

According to Mr. Eli M. Lumei, the head of WAEC Monrovia National Office, it is during this time of the year that member countries make their Annual report to the various committees for appropriate action.

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