Mr. Conrad Sackey, the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education warned school authorities to refrain from spreading fake and incorrect information on social media.

In an official meeting held with the National Union of Private Schools in the country, the Minister encouraged the Union to spread his message to their colleagues about the dangers of sharing incorrect information on social media and other platforms. He advised that this sometimes cannot by any means solve problems.

He opened a discussion with the Union Executives by acknowledging their importance in the private sector bringing development to education across the country and how their existence play.a pivotal role in providing Private School alternatives for the people in this country.

He conveyed pleasure to them for the visit, particularly at such a time when he requires every player in the education sector to join forces with the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education to negate the misinformation and disinformation surrounding the about 30,000 candidates who are said to not have completed the entry process for 2024 WASSCE.

Rev. Victor O. M Davies, the Chairperson of the National Union of Private Schools Sierra Leone communicated his profound appreciation to the Minister for the kind and warm reception. Rev. Davies highlighted several issues concerning the Continuous Assessment Scores (CASS) and the Batch Registration System (BRS) uploading process into the different WAEC portals as the cause for the delay.

Minister Sackey heard and noted with huge concern all the issues highlighted by the Union. He admonished the Executive of the Union to work with the Ministry at all times by a way of channeling their concerns as they seek for redress or answers, rather than engaging the media.

Minister Sackey assured the Private Schools that the Ministry is working with WAEC on exploring any available opportunity to reopen the portal at least for the very last time in order to accommodate the legitimate candidates who are currently not registered.