Liberia has become the second African country to launch an online digital midwifery examination system, following its first launch in Ghana.
Liberia’s record follows the launch of the online midwifery examination by the Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery over the weekend in Monrovia.
During the official launch of the digital midwifery examination system, Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah described the initiative as a leap of fate for Liberia’s health sector.
According to Dr. Jallah, such demonstrates that the country is now leaving behind a paper-based examination process and moving to a digital age.
Dr. Jallah noted that the digital process has a huge benefit and denied cheating during examination, curtailing administrative burden as well as supports an environmentally friendly environment.
For her part, providing an overview of the process, the Registrar at the Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery, Cecelia Kpangbala Flomo said the initiative derived from how a more effective system of administering exams would be adopted, following an increase in nursing schools and population of students.
Madam Flomo said using the digital system to take the National State Board Examination is important and will replace traditional examinations once used to administer exams.
She further noted that taking examination materials to places like the southeast comes with challenges and possibility of the exposure of the exams before it is administered.