JUBA — South Sudan’s National Examination Council on Saturday released the secondary school examination results with Jonglei state dominating the list with seven of the top ten students.
According to the government, 32,437 students sat for the examination in 340 schools, meaning a 5.9% drop in number of candidates compared to the previous year.
Best performing states are Jonglei and Central Equatoria. Jonglei state accounts for 76.48 percent of best performing candidates while Central Equatoria state accounts for 74.93 and all the top ten students in Jonglei and Central Equatoria are from private schools.
Among the candidates who said for exam, 21,128 were males, while 11,309 were females.
Unity State, Eastern Equatoria, Lakes are among the top five best perform states, according to figures released by the examination council.
Below is the list of top ten students.
1. Yuang Jacob Gaar Yuang – M – Juba High School, Bor Compass – Jonglei 94.1%
2. Charles Atek Peter Mawien – M – Promised College SS – WBGs – 93.9%.
3. William Maker Lueth Kuckon – M – Fangak SS – Jonglei – 93.7%.
4. Bior Madol Khom Bior – M – Greenbelt Academy – Jonglei – 93.4%.
5. Lemi Emmanuel Elhag Wani – M – Juba Seven Day Adventist – CES – 93.4%.
6. Lual Malaak Lual Nhial – M – Merryland Academy – Jonglei – 93.3%.
7. Atong Ngang Mach Mayen – F – Fulla SS – EES – 93.1%.
8. Makeer Simon Duot Garang – M – Bor College – Jonglei – 93.0%.
9. Kuol Abuk Kuol Mariar – M – Merryland Academy – Jonglei 92.9%.
10. Anyieth Panchol Anyieth Mayom – Juba High School Bor Compass – Jonglei – 92.7%.
Meanwhile, the 10th position has been contended by three other candidates who scored the 92.7%.
They are Monica Aeru Malaak Lual (Jonglei), Bronicah Nyewech Thingu (CES) and Sabiri Gudu Babangida Ibrahim (CES).
According to the examination results analysis, science subjects were the worst performed, while additional mathematics saw an improvement.
“To address these challenges, the Ministry will have to embark on offering training of Science subjects,” said Minister Awut Deng Achuil in a statement.