By Ephraim Modi Duku Sokiri
The National Examination Council has declared the results of the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) for the year 2022 yesterday in Juba.
The National Minister of General Education and Instruction Martin Tako Moyi said the total number of candidates who were registered for the examination was 60 thousand eight hundred and twenty-one in which 34 thousand five hundred and twenty-eight were males, 26 thousand and three were females.
Deputy Minister Tako further revealed that the number of candidates who sat for the examinations dropped to 59 thousand seven hundred nine whereas 29 thousand one hundred seventeen were males, 20 thousand three hunndred and ninety-eight sums up the number of females.
An overall percentage of those who missed out the examinations is 64.3, 1.8 boys and 106 girls, a general percentage of 94.3, 95.4 for males and 92.9 for females.
The state that performed the best is Unity state with a 78.9 percentage, 75.2 per cent for Jonglei state, Warrap state comes third with 74.6, Northern Bahr el Ghazal forth with 71.9, the fifth is Lakes state with 71 percent, 70 per cent for Abyei administrative area that comes at the six position followed by Central Equatoria State (CES), Eastern Equatoria State (EES) and the rest.
The best schools are Alpha Junior Academy in Jonglei state, JCC Model Primary School in CES, All Saints in Lakes state, St Bhakita in Warrap state, St Paul Nursery and Primary in CES, Juba Advertise in CES, Alunai Dut Foundation in Lakes state, Kampala Prime Junior in CES, Venus Academy in CES, and lastly Aleu Chok Complex in EES.
The best five student are Agok Twich of Alpha Junior in Jonglei state, Aduk Lual Gwok in CES, Maluek Koan Chol Akok of St Bhakita in Warrap state, Pastino Guluma Anthony of Kalkwek primary school in Warrap state.
The report also constituted best performing girls as Hida Musa of St Theresa, Jok Ajak of Alpha Junior, Ayet Thong of City of Glory, Alawiya Athony of St Bhakita.
The best subjects performed this year are Social Studies with 80 percent, second is Christian Religious Studies (CRS) with 74.3 percent, English language is the third performed subject with 64 percent, followed by Mathematics 58.8 and 53.7 for Islamic Education.
According to the deputy minister, he said last year, this year is different in terms of the performance compared to last year where the pupils performed well at mathematics which has dropped this year.
He as well pointed out some factors to the poor performance to the natural disasters like floods and others that might have contributed to the displacement of people, dropping performances of the pupils.
He also added that private schools have contributed more to the best performing schools and pupils in the country.