Out of 17,223 candidates who sat for A level technical and professional Examinations in 2012, about 15,664 candidates representing 99.95% of the total candidates passed and qualified for the award of Advanced Level Certificate in Technical and Professional Secondary Education.
It was noted that there was a slight increase of 0.15% compared to the pass rate of 90.8% in 2011.
Out of the 15,664 candidates who passed, 7,930 candidates (50.5%) are male, while 7,727 candidates (49.5%) are female.
In 2012, out of the 17,223 candidates, 548 representing 6.2% were private candidates and among them 348 passed, which represents a pass rate of 50.3% for private.
There is a remarkable performance of schools in rural districts including Kirehe, Gisagara, Rwamagana, Gicumbi and Kayonza.
Rwanda Minister of Education Dr. Vincent Biruta commended this improvement seen in general performance and the increased number of female candidates who passed well in TVET examinations.
He further told the press that there is great opportunity in TVET as regards to self employment among the entire population.
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