South Sudanese secondary finalists take their exams this morning countrywide. The national examination council said 34,536 sits for their exam include 11,716 girls and 22,820 boys.
The Radio Community’s stations make comprehensive reporting across their areas.
In Northern Bahr Gazal State, nearly two thousand candidates started their papers this morning, March 22, 2021
Valentino Achak Deng is the Minister of Education in NBGs. He said, “We have 1987 candidates that are sitting for the exams although more than this number had registered and they didn’t come to school.”
He didn’t confirm the number of students who missed the exam this year.
The Governor of NBGs state Tong Akeen Ngor was unhappy with the turnout this year. He said the number of candidates is low but promised to promote the education sector.
In Warrap state, one thousand six hundred eighty-six students take their first exam paper.
Minister of education Mr. Ater Kuei Thiep said three hundred ninety-eight were girls, and one thousand two hundred eighty boys are sitting for the Warrap State examination this year.
Kuei told Mayardit FM that the number of students this year has reduced from nearly two thousand last year to 1686 Students due Covid -19 pandemic.
In Eastern Equatoria, 2,044 candidates sit for the exam include one female Candidate taking her first paper at maternity ward after she gave birth in Kapoeta hospital.
And in Bor, Jonglei state, 1,155 candidates take their examination across 12 secondary schools, but the data couldn’t reflect all areas suffering from flooding this year.
Secondary Certificate of Education (CSE) ‘s exams will continue for two weeks.