Boys outshine girls in Primary 8 results

Students seen at Juba-Day Secondary School in Juba (Photo: Courtesy)

By William Madouk Garang

The National Examination Council (NEC) released the long-awaited Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) Examination results for academics year 2021, with boys outperforming girls.

Male candidates have performed the best with passing percentage of 90.1 percent compared to the female candidates with passing percent of 86.8 for the CPE examinations.

The general performance of candidate in the just released 2021 P.8 examinations results is 89.3 percent; a small drop by 0.6 percent compared to last year’s 2020 results which was 89.9 percent.

English Language remained as the worst performed subject while Christian Religious Education and Social Studies are the best most improved subject in 2021 CPE exams.

The best primary schools are mainly from Jonglei State, on topmost is Wise Dove Academy with 94%, followed by Ritnom School with 91.9%, and third is Alpha Junior Academy with percentage of 91.9.

Meanwhile the fourth best performing school is Langkap P/S in Warrap State scoring 91.5%, while Dr. John Garang Boys in Upper Nile State is the fifth with 91.4%, and St. Andrew Nursery in Jonglei is ranked number six with 91.4%.

Furthermore, New Sudan School in Jonglei State is placed number seven with 91.2% followed by Faith Primary School in Central Equatoria State scoring 91.1%, and then Sunlight in Jonglei comes number nine with 91 percentage pass.

And finally, The Bor School-Pabial in Jonglei State together with Venus Star Academy Nursery and Primary School in Central Equatoria State closed up the top ten spots with percentage pass of 90.9% each.

Martin Tako Moyi, the Deputy Minister of General Education and Instructions, also pronounced the fifteen best student performers across the country in the Friday’s released CPE examination results.

John Deng Arui Achijang and Nicodemus Abuk Young Abuk are been declared as the leading students with score of 479 each, they are students at Alpha Junior Academy and St Andrew Nursery in Jonglei State respectively.

The duo are followed by Thon Mabior Ajang Thon with 477, in fourth position Marial Alier Geu Lueth with 476 both from Alpha Junior Academy a private school in Jonglei State.

In fifth position is Anyang John Akech Areet scoring 475 followed by Ghai Buol Piel Angany recording 475 and Nhial Jool Angau Jok with 475, all from St Andrew Nursery in Jonglei State.

Ms Anyango Jennifer Ukongo is the only female candidate who managed to wrestle with the male candidates taking up number eight with a score of 474; she is a pupil at Royal Star ALP in Central Equatoria State, Juba.

Mabior Bul Mabior Bul and Michael Deng Ador Atem also share number eight with 474 pass marks, they are students at from Jonglei’s St Andrew Nursery and Alpha Academy schools respectively.

They are then followed by Deng Galuak Bayak Ayak, John Ayuen Liet Bol, Samuel Kur Kuai Ayuen and Thon James Makuei Akuei all scored 473, they are students at St Andrew Nursery as well as Alpha Junior Academy each.  

Deputy Minister Moyi advised the public to obtain the official results from the schools where learners wrote their examinations and also called on States coordinators in Juba to go pick their copies.

“States/Areas Coordinators can pick copies of the result for their States/Areas at the Secretariat of Examinations’ premises right after this press conference,” he declared.

In terms of the best States, Unity State is leading with performing score of 87.5% followed by Jonglei State with 85.3 percent, while Greater Pibor Administrative Area is on third position with 77.8 percent.

Warrap State comes number four with 76.6%, trailed behind by Lakes State with 75.8%, and Northern Bhar el Ghazal State is number six with 75.2 percent, meanwhile Central Equatoria State scored 74.2 and positioned at number seven.

The primary leaving and Senior-four exams were conducted in February and April this year respectively. More than 50 thousand children sat for the Primary 8 final exams, while over 30,000 took part in the Secondary exams nationwide.

However, only 49,541 candidates (29,173 males, 20,398 females) sat the primary examinations while the rest were reported absent.

The marking was supposed to start in late February and would have concluded in March but the Ministry could not hire markers due to lack of funds. Thus primary pupils couldn’t enroll for the next level of secondary education because they don’t have result slips.