Authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE), in collaboration with the Monrovia Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), have postponed the senior secondary school exams, which is administered by WAEC.The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates is usually administered in May/June, with private candidates sitting in November/December.Until yesterday’s pronouncement, this year’s exams were scheduled by WAEC’s Monrovia office to be administered to 9th graders from May 5-6, while 12th graders were scheduled for May 9-19. Meanwhile, the exams have been rescheduled from May 19 to 20 for 9th graders, while the 12th graders will sit the tests from May 23 to 27. Consequently, MOE said all schools will be closed from May 19 to 27, while school administrators are requested to give their students take home lessons, including assignments or projects, which upon the return of the students to school, teachers will grade the assignments to compensate for the closure.The ministry said in a statement that it appreciates the cooperation of all, but regrets any inconvenience the postponement may cause the candidates. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
As citizens continue to protest the parking meters, Thursday’s turn out proved to be much larger than that of the initial one, held last week. Business persons as well as civilians once again voiced their opinions against the parking meter system.Hundreds of persons were seen holding placards against the parking meter initiative, while this time around; no one was counteracting the protest in front of City Hall. Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran along with previous Town Clerk, Carol Sooba, also joined the protest to share their thoughts on the situation.Details of this story will be published in the February 10, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.