The May Liberia Junior High School Certificate Examination (LJHSCE) is administered to school candidates in the 9 th grade in the Republic of Liberia once a year. The actual date for the examination is communicated to the schools through the Ministry of Education before the commencement of the school year. The Four Basic Subjects offered for this examination are listed below:
The May Liberia Junior High School Certificate Examination (LJHSCE) is opened and administered to all school candidates in the 9 th grade in the Republic of Liberia after due registration with the West African Examinations Council. The entry period runs from September to December.
All candidates for the examination are to enter for all four subjects offered on the examination.
The candidature for the LJHSCE is growing dramatically. The entry for the 2005 examination was 19,604, while that of 2006 was 21,162. The entry for the 2007 examination was 25,339 candidates, while that of 2008 was 24,134 candidates.
The minimum passing mark at the LJHSCE is 60% per subject.
The final grade of a candidate has two components: Continuous Assessment Score ( CASS ) or School's Grade and Terminal Assessment Score (TASS) or WAEC's Grade with the Cass contributing 40% while the Tass contributes the balance 60% of the candidate's final grade.
The CASS are submitted to TAD by the various schools a week after the administration of the entire examination on a spread sheet provided by WAEC.
Results for individual schools are sent immediately to the principal of each school that presented candidates for the examination when the results are officially released.
Certificates are awarded to only successful candidates on the examination.
To qualify for a Liberia Junior High School Certificate, a candidate must pass in at least three of the four subjects offered for the examination.