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Results of three schools cancelled

By William Madouk

Results for three secondary schools in the country have been cancelled over gross violations in 2022–2023 Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.

According to the national examination council, Standard Secondary in Western Bahr el Ghazal states is one of the affected Schools.

The students reportedly assaulted invigilators and national security officers with stones after they refused to be checked.

Juba High Secondary School in Bor, Jonglei State, and Ganyliel Secondary School in Bentiu, Unity State, are some of the schools involved in exam malpractices.

Simon Nyok Deng, Secretary General of South Sudan National Examination Council, said results for the three schools have been nullified.

He added that results for 46 candidates who were found cheating using phones and foreign material were also blocked.

Martin Tako Moyi, the deputy minister of education, said canceling of the exam results sounds a warning to others that any act of violation will not go unpunished.

“We have taken a unanimous decision to cancel these results as a deterrent so that next time nobody attempts,” Moyi said.

According to the minister through collaborate with security the people involved in malpractice will be prosecuted.

Mr. Moyi stated that education docket has tightened monitoring to discourage exam leakage, especially those who sell papers and coerce students by force.

The senior four examinations kicked off on March 20, 2023, with at least 36,105 candidates of whom 23,300 were males and 12,805 females.

The performance this year stands at 95.3 percent, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to the 2021 passing rate of 92.2 percent.



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