Conrad Sackey, the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), has been actively engaged in discussions with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to address concerns surrounding the Continuous Assessment and School-Based Assessment (CASS) system.

This effort was highlighted during a recent courtesy call on the Vice President at his Tower Hill office.

The minister disclosed that fruitful discussions took place during the 72nd WAEC’s Council meeting held in Freetown.

He and Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh presented a compelling case to the outgoing Chair and Registrar, urging for the reopening of the CASS portal for an extended period.

Acknowledging that the matter remains unresolved, Minister Sackey affirmed his commitment to addressing it. He mentioned that over the Easter break, he collaborated with Sierra Leone’s Chief Government Nominee, now Vice Chair Prof. Yatta Kanu, and the newly appointed Chair, Prof. Thomas Yormah, in search of a solution to the impasse.

Expressing optimism, the minister stated, “I am pleased that all three of us have agreed to continue working together towards resolving this issue.”