16 juvenile delinquents sit for PLE

By IGIHE
On 13 November 2017 at 01:07

As Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) start across the country, the Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) has announced that 16 juveniles from Nyagatare Juvenile Prison are sitting for the examinations.

“Today, 16 juveniles held at Nyagatare Juvenile Prison will sit for Primary Leaving Examinations (P6),” reads RCS’ tweet.

Through his twitter wall, the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General, Johnston Busingye reacted thanking the children for responding positively to the education programme. He pledged to follow them up for better transition.

“The essential aim of our penitentiary system shall be reformation and social rehabilitation. Thanks to these juvenile offenders for responding positively to the education program. We will follow them up until we are sure they have made the transition,” reads Busingye’s tweet.

According to RCS, a total of 22 inmates will sit for national examinations both in Ordinary and Advanced Level.

Last year, 16 juveniles sat for national examination, including eleven from primary and five from Ordinary Level.

According to the Rwanda Education Board (REB), 237,182 candidates from across the country, today started Primary Leaving Examinations.

Juveniles pose for a photo as they depart to examination center
State Minister in charge of Primary and Secondary Education in the ministry of Education, Isaac Munyakazi (L) and other officials distributing examination papers to students including juveniles
Students and Juveniles start PLE

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