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The Minister of General of Education says that South Sudan Primary Leaving Exams for 2018 will take place towards the end of this month.

Deng Deng Hoc told a press conference in Juba over the weekend that all preparations for the papers have been completed.

He said nearly 50,000 candidates have been registered to take exams across the country.

The number is much higher compared to 41, 993 last year.

“We are happy with the number that has been registered this year. This is a very good number…,”he delighted.

In 2017, 15,460 females sat for the papers, but this year the minister said has seen a significant increase in the number of female candidates.

Mr Deng said: “We are also happy with figure of girls almost 18,000 who have registered to do the examinations.”

The exams are scheduled to begin on the 26thof this month and will be administered on 26th of Nov in more than 1,152 centers nationwide.

“…. this is going to present logistical challenge because you will need to have invigilators in all these centers.”

“You also need to have policemen and other security organs to secure the centers and the examinations,” he added.

Mr. Deng said Fashoda and Maiwut states that failed to do the exams last year will also miss out this time around due of the effect of the war which he said interrupted education in the areas.

Last year, similar exams were first arranged from 5th to 8th of December, but were later delayed due to lack of funds.


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