Basic Education Minister Reacts to Massive WASSCE failure

Minister Alpha Timbo Minister Alpha Timbo

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Basic and Secondary School Education, Honourable Alpha Osman Timbo has reaffirmed government’s commitment that quality and properly fit pupils are allowed to be admitted into tertiary institutions in the country. This, he said “Education is not only free, but we need quality.”

Hon. Timbo made this statement during a Voice of America (VOA) radio interview whilst reacting to the massive failure of pupils in the just releases West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

He said, when government launched the free education in August 2018, the word “Quality” was included, because it was keen on resurrecting the credibility of our school certificates in Sierra Leone.

Minister Timbo added that the current government of President Julius Maada Bio inherited an educational system which was in shambles and one for which exams malpractice was the order of the day. He further addressed that the massive failure was as a result of the fact that government closed the loopholes of malpractices, in order to enhance the credibility of our result.

The Minister, however expressed optimism that in the coming years, results would be better, and that the credibility of our Sierra Leone’s certificates would not be questions. He reaffirmed government commitment to ensure that it administers the Free Quality School Education (FQSE) and to fully support pupils in Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, it could be recalled that the WAEC had released the WASSCE results for the May-June 2019 in which it confirmed that only 5% of the total pupils who took the exam did get university requirements. This, according to many, is by far the worst released by the examination body. As a result, the Minister, did react claiming that government will ensure that “Quality” education is achieved rather than quantity.


Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

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Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

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