Dr. David Moinina Sengeh, the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education (MBSSE), has commenced his monitoring of the ongoing 2023 West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE).

The Minister recently visited Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG) to monitor the Further Mathematics examination, which took place on Friday, May 12th, 2023.

In an update posted on his Facebook page, Dr. Sengeh revealed that there are currently 243,000 students taking transition exams nationwide, and he is proud of them and their teachers.

“Back where I truly belong….in the field…. There are~243’000 students currently taking transition exams nationwide. We are also proud of them and their teachers. I stopped by the Freetown Secondary School for Girls to monitor their Further Mathematics Exams,” he stated.

The minister earlier confirmed that for the WASSCE 2023, 115,033 males and 128,170 females are taking the exams.

Dr. Sengeh’s monitoring activities are part of his efforts to ensure that the exams are conducted fairly and transparently.

The Minister has emphasized the importance of the exams in determining the future of students and the need to ensure that they are given every opportunity to succeed.

As the WASSCE 2023 exams continue, the MBSSE Minister is expected to visit other schools to monitor the progress of the exams and offer support to students and teachers.