The Sudanese’s Primary Leaving Examinations for 2011 commenced yesterday morning in Eastern Equatoria State (EES) supervised by 79 invigilators and across the entire nation. The Ministry of Education, Science Technology has reported.
Amid commencement of the exercise, Gurtong visited Torit Secondary School with 2 centres to witness the start. Gurtong held official interviews with the centre’s chief invigilator, Mr. Ocheng Anthony, and one of headmasters Mr. Idro Henry Mariano.
1,984 registered candidates in 23 centres across EES are expected to complete their three day exams by Wednesday of November 2011.
One of the centres had 276 candidates missing their exams due unavoidable reasons involving administrative transfers since most of them were from (SPLA), explained Mr. Idro Henry Mariano, the headmaster of Hiyala Adult Literacy Program.
Regretfully, Mr. Mariano told Gurtong that 10 soldiers managed to register for 2011 PLE in his school but only 6 of them have managed to sit for the exams.
Among the 78 primary schools are; Dr. John Garang Memorial, Torit East, St. Kizito, St. Mary Iboni, Chukudum, Omeo, Obo, Lobone ALP, PogeeOwiny-Kibul Central, Nyongwa, Pageti, Rei, Anzara, Masindi, Lafon ALPAbara,Ayii Kit, Panyikwara, Narus, ALP, Lolim Mixed, Nakwatom Heritage.
Mr. Genesis Ohide Otelmoi said that the exams were official although it is for the first time that the country is launching standard examinations for the entry to secondary schools. One has to at least pass in order to successfully get Primary Leaving Examination Certificate.