JUBA, JANUARY 25th 2023 (SUDANS POST) – More than 60,000 candidates will sit for Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) on 13th February across South Sudan, according to a new timetable released by the National Examination Council on Wednesday.
A total of 60,714 students have been registered to sit for the exams compared to 49,541 pupils who sat for the same examinations in 2021.
According to the timetable, the candidates will officially start their examinations with Religious Education, Science, English, and Social Studies, and end with Mathematics on February 17th.
Addressing reporters during a press briefing on Wednesday, Awut Deng Acuil, Minister of General Education and Instruction said pupils across the country will start exams on Monday, February, 13th 2023.
“The examinations begin on Monday, 13th February 2023, and end by Friday, 17th February 2023,” said Deng.
Deng said the ministry will ensure to provide a conducive and friendly environment during the exams as the national examination’s councils stipulated.
“South Sudan National Examinations Council and on my own behalf, I take this opportunity to inform the candidates, parents and all stakeholders that processes of the 2022 Certificate of Primary Education (EPE) Examinations have been put in place and examination administration dates have been fixed,” said Deng.
She advised invigilators, security, and police officials to maintain security and the examination guidelines during the exams.
“You play a central role in helping the council to ensure that security is maintained and examinations are conducted in a fair and appropriate manner that allows the candidates to sit for the examinations in a suitable environment,” she said.
She urged the head teachers to thoroughly brief the candidates on the rules and regulations for the examination.
“As I wish all candidates the best of luck in their examinations, I would also like to draw special attention to the supervisors, invigilators, security and police that assessment of students and integrity of the examinations process are of great significance to South Sudan National Examinations Council,” she said.