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Ordinary level, senior six finalists begin national exams amidst tight COVID-19 containment measures

By IGIHE
On 20 July 2021 at 10:27

The Ministry of Education has said that 106 of students who began ordinary level and senior six national exams today are COVID-19 patients who are receiving special assistance.

Over 195,000 students are sitting for this year’s ordinary level and senior six national exams that kicked off countrywide on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

These include 122,000 from ordinary level, over 50,000 are completing senior six excluding 22,000 finalists from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

The National Examinations and Schools Inspection Authority (NESA) has revealed that 20 of 106 students who tested positive for COVID-19 are from the City of Kigali.

The Director General of NESA, Dr. Bahati Bernard has said that these students are receiving special assistance to sit for exams in designated isolation rooms.

He further stated that transport arrangement for these students from home to examination centers and vice versa has been put in place to ensure they don’t miss exams.

“We made possible efforts to ensure no student misses exams because he/she is COVID-19 positive. We issued guidelines to be respected as we did previously,” said Dr. Bahati.

Apart from COVID-19 positive students, NESA has explained that other candidates are also facilitated to adhere to instituted measures to prevent spread of the virus.

The Director General of NESA, Dr. Bahati Bernard has said that COVID-19 positive students are receiving special assistance to sit for exams.

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