Undergraduate candidates have expressed high confidence of success after sitting the University of Liberia (UL) second entrance for academic year 2020 – 2021, applauding the university for putting in place mechanisms that have brought ease to the process.
Several candidates interviewed Saturday, July 31, 2021 both on UL Capitol Hill Campus and at William V.S. Tubman High School on 12th Street, Sinkor, commended the university for giving the candidates study questions from past exams, and deploying professional supervisors and examiners who demonstrated good reception
The undergraduate entrance is paper – based and is taken in – person, but the University of Liberia ensured that candidates followed health protocols instituted by the Ministry of Health, including social distancing, wearing of masks and hand washing, given the spread of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus in Liberia.
At various examination centers in Montserrado and other parts of the, candidates fought through the bad weather on Saturday to sit the entrance.
After taking her entrance exam on the Capitol Hill Campus, 15 – year – old undergraduate candidate Abigail Abade said she aspires to be a Physicist if she successfully passes the entrance and enrolls at the University of Liberia. She expressed high confidence of making a pass, judging from her own performance in the exams.
Abigail is a 12th grade student who is due to sit this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from the Liberia Renaissance Education Complex located in Duazon, Margibi County.
She sat the UL entrance in advance of taking WASSCE, hoping to enroll at the university once she passes both WASSCE and the university entrance.
Abigail said she enjoyed learning Physics in high school and she is motivated to be a Physicist because she has been challenged and motivated by her Physics instructor.
Ms. Rose D. Monger, a 2019 graduate of R.B. Richardson Baptist High School located in Grand Gedeh County, said she was sure of making a pass because the entrance was not difficult, noting that she plans to do Public Health at UL to help save lives.
Also speaking, Wellington Martin, a 2012 graduate of the William V.S. Tubman high school on 12th Street, Sinkor, said he wishes to do Engineering at UL if he passes the entrance.
“The test was great. It was not difficult for me because I got my first Associate Degree and I am a classroom teacher,” candidate Martin said.
“The test was smooth. I thank UL for the mechanisms put in place to ensure that we sit the exam without difficulties. They gave us past exam questions to study. That means the education sector is getting better,” he added.
Candidate Morris Forboi, a 2016 graduate of the Welgona Christian High School, Duport Road said he is hopeful of doing Information Technology (IT) at the University of Liberia because of his background in computer science.
“I got a diploma in computer science from the NVTI [Netlib Vocational Training Institute] located in Congo Town. The entrance was okay because the things I saw during the test were not strange to me. I encourage other high school graduates to come and do their entrance because education is the best.” He said.
At William V.S. Tubman High School, candidate Charles O. Morris said he was happy about the exam he took because it was not difficult for him.
However, Morris said it was not an easy task to get in the rain just to be able to sit the entrance, explaining that he managed to travel from Fendall, Louisiana, Montserrado County to his assigned testing center at William V.S. Tubman High School on 12th Street.
“I got here [in] the rain, so it was difficult for me. But the test was not bad, it was fine,” he said, expressing hope of enrolling at the University of Liberia.
Also speaking after her exam at Tubman High, candidate Sarah P. Sayeh who aspires to do Business Management and Public Administration, said by “God’s grace,” she is sure of making a pass to enter UL.
“Actually, on the paper, some things that I did there were things that I did in school before, so it got me motivated,” she said.
Jerry B. Tweh, a 2010 graduate of the Sinoe Multilateral High School (Greenville, Sinoe County) said he is a classroom teacher and he would like to professionalize his teaching skills by obtaining a degree in Education at the university.
Prof. Chris Wolo, one of the examiners assigned at WVST said the exam went according to plan and schedule, adding that candidates observed health protocols and wore nose masks, among others.
For his part, Mr. Ibrahim Sinneh – Sinneh, an instructor at the University of Liberia who served as one of the examiners, said the exam proceeded well, applauding the candidates for their cooperation with examiners and also for observing the health protocols.
“The only challenge we had this morning [was] the weather … You observe that it started raining this morning … so like some of them forgot to purchase their pencils,” he said.