Delving into these figures, out of the 203,086 students initially registered for primary education while a total of 201,679 participated in the exams.
Among the successful candidates, female students took the lead, comprising 55.29% of the pass rate. Noteworthy subjects that stood out in terms of success included Kinyarwanda, religious studies, humanities, sciences, and English.
In the realm of secondary education, 131,501 out of 131,602 enrolled students sat for the examinations, with female candidates constituting 55.91% of the total. Remarkably, the pass rate at this level stood at 86.97%, with girls comprising 54% of the successful candidates. Particularly commendable performance was observed in subjects such as Kinyarwanda, English, and physics.
Dr. Nelson Mbarushimana, the Director-General of the National Office for Primary Education (REB), acknowledged a slight decrease in the number of candidates compared to the previous year but refrained from providing further insight into this shift.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Gaspard Twagirayezu, lauded the students’ accomplishments and underscored the crucial role of parents in their children’s education. He also announced incentives for the highest achievers, including a year of free education and the provision of a laptop.