Over 80 percent pass primary leaving, ordinary level national exams

On 4 October 2021 at 11:33

The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has released results for primary leaving and ordinary level national exams where candidates passed at 82,5% and 86,2% respectively.

A total of 251,906 candidates including 136,830 girls and 11 576 boys sat for primary leaving exams while 121,626 including 66,240 girls sat for ordinary level exams.

At least 121,626 pupils exhibited excellent performance. These include 66,240 girls and 55,386 boys.

Candidates who passed in Division I are 14,373 equivalent to 5.7% while 54, 214 (21, 5 %.) candidates passed from the Division II.

A total of 75,217 candidates passed in the Division III whereas 63,326 (25, 10%) are classified in Division IV.

Among others, 44 176 (17, 50%) pupils failed exams.

On the other hand, 19.238 candidates from the lower secondary education (15, 8%) passed in Division I; 22 576 equivalent to 18, 6% passed in Division II, 17 349 (14,3%) in Division III while 45.842 (37,7%) passed in Division IV.

The results released today shows that 16,466 (13, 6%) candidates who sat for ordinary level national exams did not get at least a minimum number of points to pass.

Yannis Ntwari Rutaganira from Kigali Parents has emerged the overall top performer in primary six while Françoise Tumukunde from Institut Sainte Famille Nyamasheke was awarded as the best performing student in ordinary level.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Uwamariya Valentine has said that students who failed exams will be helped to repeat courses unlike the past when they would be allowed to the next level.

The next 2021/2022 school year is expected to begin on 11th October 2021 to close on 15th July 2022 as per timetable released by MINEDUC.

After releasing results, the Ministry has revealed that students admitted in Senior 1 and 4 will start classes at a later date on 18th October 2021 for parents to make enough preparations.

The calendar also shows that the first term to begin on 11th October will end on 24th December 2021; the second will run from 10th January until 31st March while the 3rd term will begin from 18th April through 15th July 2022.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya (left) and the Director General of National Examination and School Inspection Authority officially releasing results for national exams.