The authorities have established 1,099 examination centers within 3,644 schools nationwide. The primary leaving exams commenced on July 17 and will conclude on Wednesday, July 19.
The three-day PLE exams encompass a range of subjects designed to assess the candidates’ knowledge and skills.
On the first day, pupils covered mathematics, social studies, and religious studies. The second day will see candidates doing examinations for science, elementary technology, and the local language, Ikinyarwanda while the last day will focus on English.
The PLE exams were officially inaugurated on Monday morning at two selected schools: EP St. Dominic Kagugu in Gasabo District and GS Camp Kigali in Nyarugenge District.
This event symbolized the commencement of the examinations across the country.
Ahead of the exams, on July 14, NESA distributed exam papers to all districts. Officials underscored their commitment to upholding the integrity and effectiveness of the national examinations while ensuring a fair and conducive environment for all candidates.
Following the completion of the PLE exams, the focus will shift to the Ordinary level (O-level) and Advanced level (A-level) examinations.
These crucial assessments are scheduled to begin on July 25 and will run until August 4. A total of 131,535 candidates are expected to sit for the O-level exams, while 48,674 candidates will do A-level exams. Besides, 28,196 candidates from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs and 3,994 from Teachers’ Training Colleges will also participate in these examinations.