Senior Four Exams Postponed For A Week

The Ministry of General Education and Instruction has postponed the South Sudan Certificate Examination (SCE) that was set to start on the 5th of February for one week due lack of funds.

 Senior Four Exams Postponed For A Week
Deng Deng Hoc, Minister of General Education and Instructions [Gurtong file photo]

By Jale Richard

JUBA, 04 January, 2017 [Gurtong]-Minister Deng Deng Hoc of General Education and Instructions said the Ministry decided to extend the examination from 5th February to 12th February following delays in getting the money   for running the examination costs.

“The exams will not start as announced earlier instead it will starts on Monday the 12th of February, 2018 and will run for approximately two weeks,” Minister Deng told journalists on Thursday.

Last year the Ministry of General Education and Instruction had to postponed the primary leaving examinations due to lack of funds.

“So I want to take this opportunity to apologize for the delay for examination by seven days, this is not a long time but we are apologizing because of the circumstances that are beyond our control because of the delay of the disbursement of the money from the Ministry of Finance and also the delivery of papers and ink from Uganda made it impossible for us to do the exams on time,” Deng added.

Over 13, 000 candidates 3,686 female and 10,135 male are expected to sit for the examinations in 167 examination centers across the country.

However, Minister Deng revealed that states including Fashoda, Latjor, Maiwut, Fangak, Akobo, Central Upper Nile, Southern Liech and Bieh are not going to participate in the examinations because they did not register candidates in their states due to insecurity.

Mading Manyok Ajak, Secretary for Secondary Education said that the examination set covered all level of secondary syllabi that will allow any candidate to pass if they read hard.

“We are encouraging the candidates to read what was taught to allow them to pass examination because we set according to the education system,” Ajak said.                 


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