The Deputy Minister of General Education and Instruction has called on Invigilators and the security organs to curb irregularities in the upcoming Primary and Secondary school national examinations.
Martin Tako made the alert while announcing the exam schedules for the 2023 final exams in Juba yesterday.
The National Examinations Council on Wednesday declared Primary and Secondary Schools’ nationwide exams would commence on 20 November and 4 December 2023 respectively.
69,573 Primary Eight Candidates including 28,575 males and 30,908 females are scheduled to sit for the exams from the 20th to 24 of November 2023.
The figure has shown an increase of 80,731 (14.4) pupils sitting in the final exams with the number of girls exceeding their male counterparts by over 2,000 pupils.
44, 999 Senior Four Candidates including, 28, 289 (males 63%) and 16, 685 (37%) females will sit for the nationwide exams starting from 4th to 14 December 2024.
878 refugees are among the seating candidates, according to the council.
The candidates are registered from 500 schools across the country with an increase of over 9,412 including 4, 600 females – accounting for 21 percent compared to the 5,000-increment last year.
In his remarks, he said; “I want to draw special attention to the supervisors, invigilators, monitors, security, and the police that, the credibility and integrity of the exams are of greatest significance to the whole country.”
He also said the security organs should provide a secure and conducive environment for the conduct of the exams.
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