Date set for primary 8 certificate examination

By Bida Elly David

South Sudan National examinational council has set timetable for Certificate of Primary Examination (CPE) to commence on the 13th –February-2023 followed by the beginning of the new academic year.

This development was disclosed during a press conference convened by the ministry of general education concerning the preparation of the primary 8 certificate exams which is scheduled to kick off soon.

Speaking during the press conference, Awut Deng Acuil the national minister of General Education and Instructions said that a statistic of 60,714 primary eight candidates have been registered for the examinations.

“All processes of the certificate of primary education have been put in place and the examination administration date has been fixed,” she said “Examination begins on Monday 13th-Feb-2023 and ends by Friday 17th 2023. Out of the statistics, 34,505 are male candidates while 26,209 are female candidates who have registered for the exams,” she said.

Awut said that despite the passive security situation in most parts of the Country, they were able to keep this total statistic of candidates at schools for the 2022-2023 primary eight certificate of exams.

The timetable for the examination reads that C.R.E and Science shall be undertaken on the first and second day followed by English and Social Studies on the third and the fourth day concluded by Mathematics on the fifth day.

Minister Awut further directed all examination supervisors, invigilators, security organs and police to put into consideration the assessment of the students being of the greatest things for the success of the Country.

“I would also like to draw the attention of the supervisors, security and the police that the assessment of the students, integrity of the examination processes are of great significance to South Sudan national examinational council,” she said.

Madam Awut urged the security to ensure provision of security to guarantee conduct of the primary examination in a fair and appropriate manner that will sustain the candidates to work in a suitable manner.

She stated that the security personnel should act according to the guidelines of the national examination conduct.

Awut pointed out that no any cheating cases should be tolerated by the concerned security personnel and the supervisory body of the exams in all the centers.

“Any person involved in the invigilation must read his or her role from the invigilation booklets as set forth in the guide book,” she noted.

In a separated press statement read by the deputy minister of general education, Mr. Martin Tako, the new academic year commences from Monday the 6th February 2023 and ends on Friday the Friday 22nd December 2023 respectively.

The deputy minister said that all lower primary classes shall be sent off on short vacation as the primary eight candidates shall undertake their exams and return back afterwards.

The general education ministry urged all schools across the Country to abide by the stipulated academic calendar.