Harbel, Liberia, West Africa – 6th September, 2019: Firestone Liberia Senior High School has achieved a 100% pass rate for all 236 of its students who sat the latest West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) this year. In addition, 34 students from the Class of 2018 who were not able to pass last year succeeded this time, bringing the total number of new graduates at the school to 270.
The WASSCE is the Senior School Certificate Examination for students in private and public schools in the country, serving as the national assessment for students in grade twelve.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has recognized Firestone Senior High School, ranked as one of the top 35 schools in Liberia, as a consistent high-performer in its annual pass rate. For the past few years, it has produced some of the best results in the country.
“Firestone Liberia continues to strive for high academic standards in our school system, which spans 27 schools, employs more than 350 teachers, and enrolls approximately 12,000 students annually, as one of the largest of its kind in the country. We’re especially proud of the success at our Senior High School as we prepare our students for the future,” says Firestone Liberia General Manager, Don Darden.
The joint baccalaureate and commencement convocation to commemorate this year’s graduation program was held on August 11, at the Harbel Fieldhouse and Firestone Liberia Senior High School Gymnasium respectively. Dr Herman Browne, President of Cuttington University located in Suacoco, Bong County, was the guest speaker with top level managers of Firestone Liberia, their teammates, the graduating class, their parents, well-wishers and other guests in attendance.
About Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC:
Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC traces its origins back to 1926 when The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company first established a natural rubber production facility in Liberia, West Africa. The company operates a 118,000-acre rubber growing and processing facility, employing approximately 6,000 teammates who harvest and process natural rubber. After processing, the natural rubber is shipped to Bridgestone Americas’ tire plants in North America for the manufacture of tires. Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.