At least thirty-two thousand hundred sixty-seven candidates sat for the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) in South Sudan.
The Ministry of General Education and Instruction says the students were registered from 340 secondary schools and will sit in 107 centers where examination papers are delivered.
The Secretary of Examination Council Ustaz. Simon Nyok says the exam papers have been delivered successfully to the ten states and three administrative areas.
Nyok assured the public of maximum protection of the exam to prevent malpractice. He warned that cheating the exam has a severe practice that could lead to seven years in jail for trying to jeopardize the integrity of the education system in the country.
“We have not allowed every school to be a center this year to prevent malpractices. All three hundred and forty schools are clustered into 107 examination sitting centers. We have only thirty-eight storing stations nationwide, and we deployed monitors from the national Ministry of Education together with the team from the national security.
Vice President for Service Cluster H.E, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol encouraged the candidate to work independently and avoid misconduct in the examination room.
” I appealed to you to help us fight the examination malpractices. We need not cheat on the exam because the papers you’re sitting for today are something you’ve been studying. We need you to be champion of intellectuals of this country, and you should work honestly,” Akol said.
Akol commended the support of education partners for making children learn to make South Sudan’s future bright saying education can’t await peace to prevail.
The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Hon. Emmanuel Adil, told the students to manage time during the exam wisely.
“One of the secrets to passing the examination is determination and managing time. I wish you the best of luck,” Adil said.
He (Adil) said the country’s prosperity depends on building an education system accessible to every child and urged the teaching staff at the Ministry of Education to continue providing knowledge to learners despite the challenges facing the sector.
South Sudan certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) ‘s examination is expected to end on Friday, 29 April 2022.