BY PRECIOUS MIRACLE KARGBO

In a significant collaborative effort, Conrad Sackey, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), has announced an extension of the submission deadline for entries related to the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) across Sierra Leone. This move is aimed at accommodating schools that have yet to finalize their examination entries.

Minister Sackey emphasized the joint initiative with the Sierra Leone Teachers’ Union (SLTU) to inform all schools about the extended deadline. He highlighted that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) portal would be reopened for a final time from Wednesday, 7th February, to Saturday, 10th February 2024, until midnight.

Underlining the urgency of the situation, both the Ministry and the Teachers’ Union have urged all affected school heads to adhere to the extended deadline. Failure to comply may lead to severe consequences for the schools.

The extension of the submission deadline for NPSE and BECE entries aims to ensure that all schools have an equal opportunity to complete the necessary procedures for the examinations. Recognizing the importance of timely and accurate entry submissions for the successful administration of the NPSE and BECE, both entities stress the significance of this extension.

Minister Conrad Sackey stressed the importance of providing a level playing field for all schools nationwide, stating, “We want to provide a level playing field for all schools across the country. It is crucial that all Heads of schools take this opportunity seriously and submit their entries within the given timeframe. Any delay or negligence may have detrimental effects on the students’ future.”

This collaborative effort between the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education and the Sierra Leone Teachers’ Union underscores their joint commitment to ensuring a seamless examination process and fairness in the education system. By extending the deadline, they aim to support schools and minimize potential disruptions caused by entry submission delays.

With the deadline fast approaching, school heads are urged to promptly complete the necessary procedures and submit the entries before the specified cutoff. The Ministry and the Teachers’ Union are prepared to address any concerns or queries that schools may have during this final opportunity to submit the examination entries.

In conclusion, the extension of the submission deadline for NPSE and BECE entries seeks to facilitate a fair and efficient examination process. The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education, in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Teachers’ Union, urges all schools to comply with the extended deadline and complete the necessary procedures within the specified timeframe, thereby ensuring the smooth administration of the examinations and providing equal opportunities for students’ academic success.

 

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