Brick by Brick: The Business of Rebuilding Liberia
Firestone Liberia Students Excel on WAEC Exams
The results are in! An impressive 88.95 percent of Firestone Liberia School System students achieved a passing grade on West African Examination Council (WAEC) standardized exams taken in May. The exams are administered to 6th, 9th and 12th grade students in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Gambia.
The passing rate of students in the Firestone Liberia School System was well above the Liberian national average of 63 percent, illustrating the hard work and diligence of Firestone students and faculty. Credit must also be given to the parents of the students who provide valuable support and guidance.
This is the first year for Firestone High School to participate in the WAEC exams at the 12th grade level. The seniors comprise the first-ever high school graduating class of Firestone Liberia’s School System, marking a milestone in the company’s mission to provide quality K-12 education to children of its employees at no cost. Graduation festivities and student recognition events will begin on Oct. 1, culminating in a formal commencement ceremony on Oct. 4.
We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and faculty this past school year. Read more about high student achievement within the Firestone Liberia School System here.
Posted by: Charles Stuart
September 18, 2009