The Rwanda National Examination Board (RNEC) has listed nine best Science students in the just released 2011 senior six (S6) examination results.
Onesphore Ndayishimiye of G.S.O Butare scored ‘As’ in all subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Emmanuel Taylor Dufitumukiza of E.SC Byimana who also scored straight As in the same subjects combination.
The best students listed in sciences scored ‘As’ in all their subjects Combinations and only two girls made it to this year’s best students list in science subjects.
Others include Romeo Ntazinda (MPC) of G.S Saint Andre, Leonce Nshuti (MCB) of E. SC. Musanze and the only female candidates, Alice Igiraneza and Sauda Niyigena, (MCB) both of E.SC. Byimana.
According to the Ministry of Education 87.5% of students passed 2011 ‘A’ level examinations and 54% were boys while 46% were girls.
It has been indicated that upcountry schools have performed better as compared to urban based schools.
The released results, excluded students who completed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools, which were administered by Workforce Development Authority (WDA).
It was also announced that beginning this year, Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) took up the responsibility of Teacher Training Centres (TTC).
Begining this year the examination board will only administer examinations for Primary, O’Level and A’ Level. Technical and professional examinations will be administered by WDA and KIE.
This explains why the number of candidates who sat for A’ Level exams reduced from 49,133 in 2010 to 30,845 in 2011, according to Harebamungu.
The announcement of the results made by both Dr. Mathias Harebamungu the state Minister for both Primary and secondary schools and John Rutayisire RNEB boss came with encouragement to the parents to pay for their children in the universities.
Minister Harebamungu who made the call said that government is not in position to give bursary to over 80% students who passed this year’s examinations hence government will be too selective in offering bursaries.
Groupe Scholaire du Butare in Huye District and Ecole Des Science Byimana in Muhanga District have been ranked the best schools in science subjects.