Exam Official Killed, Papers Disappear

Torit Day Secondary School candidates during their examinations. The centre has registered 101 and 37 candidates for Art and Science sections respectively. [Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

The State Chief Invigilator, Mr. Emmanuel Justin lamented that the death of their official occurred on Sunday as he was attacked by unknown armed men at Nisitu near Juba on his way to Torit.

He said that after they received the examination papers, they detected some were missing and the deceased was attacked as he was instructed by the Education Examinations Secretariat office in Juba to transport the missing papers.

Justin said that the examination question papers disappeared during the attack and the incident forced the Ministry in Juba to again promptly dispatch another set of papers to Torit.

In Torit, the ongoing South Sudan School Certificate examinations has been marred by challenges including wrong labelling of envelopes and mixing of papers of different subjects in same envelopes. 

Emmanuel Justin who is also the deputy head teacher at Torit Day Secondary School said the centre has 135 out of the registered 138 candidates sitting the ongoing exams with only three candidates; two males and one female missing.

The centre had registered 101 and 37 candidates respectively for Art and Science sections.

The Chief Invigilator elaborated that the ongoing exams have been set both in English and Arabic languages as there are students who preferred sitting for the South Sudan Certificate but have no basics in Arabic.

On Monday, Christian Religion and Geography subjects had some papers missing out leading to unexpected examinations start delays but officials managed to take charge and extended time.

He disclosed that 27 papers were missing from the Christian Religion Education while 10 papers were missing from Geography subjects.

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