Announcing the results at a news conference at the UL Capitol Hill Campus in Monrovia on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Executive Director for the Center for Testing and Evaluation at the UL, Assistant Professor Moses S. E. Hinneh, Jr. disclosed that 5,539 or 49.62% of the 11,299 candidates who sat the test made either a regular pass or a provisional pass. According to him, 4,671 or 41.84%) candidates passed regularly, 868 or 7.78% students passed provisionally while ﬁve 5,624 or 50.38% candidates were unsuccessful.
“Regular pass candidates are those who scored at least 50% in Mathematics and at least 50% in English. Regular pass candidates may register for up to 18 credit hours during their ﬁrst semester in a college of the University of Liberia. Also, Provisional pass candidates are those who scored less than 50% in Mathematics or less than 50% in English but obtained an average score of at least 50% when their mathematics and English scores are combined. PROVISIONAL PASS candidates may register for up to 12 or 13 credit-hours during their ﬁrst semester in a college of the University of Liberia. The credit hours should include Freshman Mathematics and Freshman English,” Hinneh explained.
Outlining the categories of schools, the UL official further explained that out of the total number of students who passed the examination, 50 or 0.90 percent came from community, 124 or 2.24 from company school, 2,040 36.83 came from faith-based school, 2,334 or 42.14 from private schools and 991 or 17.89 came from public schools. He pointed out that the test was decentralized and was administered in five counties outside Montserrado, namely; Grand Bassa, Lofa, Grand Gedeh, Bomi and Nimba Counties.
Hinneh asserted that a total of 504 candidates registered for the Graduate School Aptitude Test. Of this number, he said 12 or 2.38% of the candidates were absent. Of the remaining 492 candidates that wrote the Graduate School Aptitude Test, 304 or 61.79% candidates were successful while 188 or 38.21% candidates were unsuccessful. “Of the three hundred four successful candidates, one hundred ﬁfteen (115 or 37.83%) candidates are females while one hundred eighty-nine (189 or 62.17%) are males,” he stated.
“The total of two hundred sixty-four (264) candidates registered for the Medical School Aptitude Test. Of this number, ﬁve (5) candidates were absent. Of the total two hundred ﬁfty-nine (259) candidates that wrote the Medical School Aptitude Test, ﬁfty-seven (57 or 22.01%) candidates were successful while two hundred-two (202 or 77.99%) candidates were unsuccessful. Of the ﬁfty-seven successful candidates, ten (10 or 17.54%) candidates are females while forty-seven (47 or 82.46%) are males,” the testing center head continued.
Hinneh revealed that a total of ﬁfty 50 candidates registered for the School of Pharmacy Aptitude Test and all were present. However, he indicated that of the total of 50 candidates that wrote the School of Pharmacy Aptitude Test, 39 or 78% candidates were successful while 11 or 22% were unsuccessful. “Of the thirty-nine (39 or 78%) successful candidates, ﬁve (5 or 12.82%) candidates are females while thirty-four (34 or 82.18%) are males,” he among other things added.
In brief remarks, the President of UL, Dr. Julius J.S. Nelson pointed out that the high passage is due to the new tutoring program employed by the University. The UL President then added that aside from the special tutoring program, papers of the immediate past examination were distributed to students who registered for the test to enable them to review them.