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LAB hails WAEC for releasingresults of 253 pupils PDF Print E-mail
Development
Written by Expotimes   
Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:16

The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles has praised WAEC for releasing the results of 253 pupils of the Trinity International Secondary School in Allen Town, less than twenty-four hours after an appeal to the effect.

The Board had in a letter dated 22 February 2017 to WAEC appealed for the release of the results while pressure is being brought to bear on the school authorities to pay money owed the Council.

The Head of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Sierra Leone, Arnold Kamara in a telephone call on Thursday, February 23 confirmed to the Legal Aid Board the release of the results.

The Board had got the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to arrest the principal of the school, Mr. AbdulaiMansaray while engaging the proprietor who was dodging an invitation to the Legal Aid Board office to produce receipts that will determine amount paid to WAEC so far. The Proprietor had also failed to make himself available to the CID following a complaint from the Board.

At the same time, the proprietor of the school had informed Mr. Bankole Morgan secondee from the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone in the evening of Wednesday, February 22 that the balance of twenty-seven million leones (27,000,000) had been paid into the WAEC Account.

Ms. Carlton-Hanciles had a meeting with twelve of the affected pupils on Thursday morning, February 23, to brief them on ongoing efforts to have WAEC release their results. ‘We had referred the matter to the CID and the principal has been arrested,’ she said.

One of the pupils, Saidu Nicol appealed to the Board to also assist with prevailing on the university authorities to extend the deadline for submission of application forms for pupils of the affected school. The Board has in a letter dated 23 February 2017 pleaded with the authorities of the University of Sierra Leone and the Njala University.

 

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