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    Liberia-Communication-Newspaper Review

    Liberian newspapers zoom on 2018 WASSCE results, mineral development agreement

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

    The poor performance of Liberian students in the 2018 WASSCE Exam and President Weah rejecting the Hummingbird mineral development agreement dominate the headlines in the Friday, July 6 editions of Liberian newspapers.

    The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Thursday released the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. According to the result, Liberian students performed dismally with 21,580, representing 65.15 percent of the 33,124 candidates who sat the exam failing.

    The Inquirer and NEWS newspapers published this story as their front page banner headlines, while the Daily Observer published it on its front page. The Inquirer published it under the caption: 'Students Perform Poorly In Exams', the NEWS 'Over 21,000 Students Fail In WASSCE, while the Daily Observer published it under the title: WAEC Releases Poor Results For WASSCE-Records 21,580 Students Failure.

    President George Manneh Weah has rejected the Mineral Development Agreement signed between Liberia and Hummingbird Resources (Liberia) Incorporated.

    In a communication to the Senate which had concurred with the House of Representatives in passing the act, President Weah said a review by the Special Presidential Concession Review Committee derived that few critical aspects of the agreement need reconsideration in order to bring a protracted benefit with mutual balance for each of the parties.

    The Daily Observer published this story as its front page banner headline under the caption: Pres. Weah Rejects Hummingbird Deal-Cites Several Irregularities.

    Other headlines in the Friday editions of Liberian newspapers include:Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Weah's IMO Nomination-Over Constitutional Violation (Daily Observer); 'Police Fired Live
    Bullets'-H' Rights Commission Speaks On Barnersville Shooting (The NEWS); Weah Praises America (The NEWS); MoneyGram Launches Cash-to-Account Service (The NEWS); Real Madrid Stunned-As Ronaldo Agrees To Join Juventus (The Inquirer); Nigerian Caught With millions of Liberian Dollars Counterfeit Banknotes (The Inquirer); VP Taylor Delivers Major Address In London-Clinches Award For Excellence In Leadership (The Inquirer).

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