EES’ 2011 Official PLE Results Released

Torit East primary school pupils singing the South Sudan national anthem before the results were announced [©Gurtong]

Torit East primary school pupils singing the South Sudan national anthem before the results were announced [©Gurtong]

The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in Eastern Equatoria State (EES) has officially released the 2011 South Sudan’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results.1890 pupils sat for the exams and Lomumba Lokeny James from Helecit primary school emerged the top pupil in the State.
  
Thousands of people and pupils including other Education partners attended the ceremonial occasion of the official announcement held last Thursday 16/2/2012 at Torit East Primary school.

The State Education Ministry’s acting Director for quality innovation & promotion, Mr. Joseph Ruo Abuni announced the results. Ruo disclosed that 1,998 pupils were registered for the 2011 PLE but 1890 pupils successfully managed to sit for the examinations; 789 boys and 260 girls respectively.

Out of 1890 pupils who sat for the exams, 1515 passed while 375 failed. Those who distinctively passed and categorized in division two were 643 (33.4%) while those who attained average pass mark -categorized in division three were 632 (33%) and the rest who performed poorly -categorized in division four were 263 (14%),” the acting Director for quality promotion elaborated.

The best 5 candidates  
Although all the first 5 pupils attained division one, they had slight differences in scores with Lomumba Lokeny James, a male pupil from Helecit primary school in Budi County emerging the top pupil and Isaac Paul Arkangelo also a male pupil from St. Teresa in Torit County taking the second position. Komakech Richard Oruni, a male pupil from Helecit primary school in Budi County followed closely in position 3, Samuel Locio Arita a male pupil from Helecit primary school was ranked number 4; while Josephine Peter Tabule from St. Bakhita Girls primary school of Kapoeta East County took position 5 and becomes the top girl in the State.

The top 5 girls

S/No
Name
School
County
Aggregate
1
Josephine Peter Tabule
St. Bakhita Girls
Kapoeta East
4
2
Josephine Akii Mauro
St. Kizito
Ikwoto
4
3
Bakhita Jacob Jinaro
Torit One Arabic
Torit
5
4
Susan Ikanga John
St. Bakhita Girls
Kapoeta East
5
5
Regina Achai
St. Bakhita Girls
Kapoeta East
5

Top Five Schools
Mr. Abuni clarified that his ministry had ranked the best five schools using divisions as the basis for determination and the following were the best ranked primary schools;

S/No
School
County
Number of pupils in Division one
Percentage
1
Stars of Hope
Magwi
13
46
2
Kerepi
Magwi
10
42
3
Chukudum ALP
Budi
2
29
4
Pageri
Magwi
9
26
5
Anzara
Magwi
3
25

Performance according to Counties (in percentage)

 

S/No
County
Number of candidates sat
Number of pupils passed
Percentage {%}
1
Magwi
873
745
85
2
Kapoeta East
94
78
83
3
Ikwoto
179
143
79.9
4
Budi
93
74
79.6
5
Torit
556
421
76
6
Kapoeta South
45
33
73
7
Lopa/Lafon
83
44
53

EES presently has 8 Counties but Kapoeta North isn’t listed simply because no Primary 8 candidates have ever been registered until now. Therefore, no pupils sat for the 2011 South Sudanese Primary Leaving Examinations in the County. 

Comparison of 2010 and 2011 Primary Leaving Examinations Results
The acting Director for General Education in the EES Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Mr. Celestino Dumo disclosed that the 2011 enrolment for PLE was high but slightly increased this year as the ongoing registration confirms.

The following below table shows the enrolment difference;

Year
Registered candidates
Number of candidates sat for SSPLE
Percentage passed
Percentage failed
2010
1094
1049
92
8
2011
1998
1890
80
20
Range
904
841
-12
-12

The acting Caretaker Minister of Education, Mr. Jerome Surur Gama who was the guest of honour congratulated the State Governor saying the achievement was attributed to his hard work and good policies considering the education sector as one of the top government priorities.

He encouraged girl child education and asked various schools to open doors for girls to enrol.

The caretaker minister also congratulated the examiners, examinations makers for well done job and encouraged them to continue with the same spirit.

Mr. Joseph Ruo Abuni disclosed that 79 primary schools in the State sat for exams with 27 and 30 trained primary school examiners and examinations markers respectively.

Subject performance analysis

S/No Performance
rank
Subject
 Number of candidates sat
Number of candidates passed
Percentage passed
1
Science
1890
1500
76
2
Social studies
1890
1439
73
3
English
1890
1125
60
4
Arabic
532
239
44
5
Mathematics
1890
814
41

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