Girls outperform boys in 2016 National Exams

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 9 January 2017 saa 06:50
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The Ministry of Education has released the 2016 Primary and Ordinary level final results where the former performed well while the latter had only 11% of the candidates passing with good grades.

Results indicated that girls outnumbered boys in the general performance but boys registered bigger numbers among the top performers.

As he announced the 2016 national examination results, the Minister of State for Education (MINEDUC) in Charge of Primary and Secondary Schools, Isaac Munyakazi has explained that girls continue to take a majority of total candidate places majority of national exam best performers.

A total of 55% of 2016 candidates were girls and 45% boys. Girls who scored first grades were 6482, the equivalent of 4.4%.

“We appreciate the increased rates of good performance. Candidates who passed in the first grade are 9,957 or 5.32% of those who sat for the exams, a better show compared to last year’s performance. Candidates who passed constitute 85.4%,”said Munyakazi.

A total of 194,679 candidates sat for Primary School National Exams in 2016.

The results can be accessed through two ways including SMS where a parent or candidate messages to 489, registration number or visit the website of Rwanda Education Board (REB), write student’s code in an indicates log and his level whether primary or ordinary level to receive the marks.

Munyakazi has explained that all students will have been selected and allocated to their next schools by the end of this week.

“Using the same system of receiving results, they will see schools to which they have been selected. Students will have a whole week for preparations and getting requirements,” said Munyakazi.

The first term is expected to last 10 weeks starting from 23rd January to close on 31st March 2017.

The second term will last 15 weeks starting from 17th April to close on 29th July 2017 while the third will start on 14th August to close on 18th November 2017.