The Child Reintegration Centre has long encouraged Senior Secondary graduate students to take the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) required for college acceptance. Although the government and the institutions responsible for public examination have been working hard to improve the examination process, the WASSCE is becoming increasingly difficult for students to pass.
The CRC recently held a meeting with the Senior Secondary students to review the education policy and encourage students who don't do well on the WASSCE to consider attending technical or vocational institutions, so they can learn or skill or trade that will enable them to enter the workforce and become self-sufficient. "I am encouraging you all who were unable to get their requirements to college to also consider the option of going to a vocational institution, since there are lots of successful Sierra Leoneans who are vocationally trained and qualified," CRC Director Olivia Fonnie told the students.
The CRC is supporting many students who pursue alternatives to a four year university degree. CRC student Seinya gratefully accepted a Promise Scholarship to pursue an accounting certificate. "I thank God and the CRC for their support in my life. I promise to do my best in my studies to uphold the standard of CRC and contribute to national development in Sierra Leone," she said.
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