Among them, 98,268 sit for ordinary level with 53,618 female whereas 44,037 sit for advanced level among them 23,536 are female.
While officiating the official opening of exams at Groupe Scolaire Remera Protestant in Kigali, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Isaac Munyakazi said that students and schools got enough time for preparation.
He said that students entered the period where many people expect to see good outcomes.
“This is the time when students are going to demonstrate and reward all efforts that parents, teachers and the country have invested to create good learning environment for them. All people are waiting to see results from their contribution,” he said.
He requested students to avoid malpractices like cheating among other behaviors that could ruin their opportunities to complete exams.
Munyakazi said that students from 12-year-basic education have demonstrated competencies adding that their schools started to perform better than boarding schools.
“I would like to urge public to change their mindsets towards these schools, they are providing quality education as students are outstanding in exams,” he added.
Speaking to IGIHE, Mukiza Pius one of candidates said “I am well prepared and I have noticed that all exams are the same, though one is national to allow us enter another level. I am not afraid I will perform well,”
Exams are scheduled from 21st November to 1st December, 2017.