PLE candidates at St. Joseph Catholic Primary School | Credit | Joseph Ngor/TRC
Over 7,000 pupils are taking part in the first-ever primary school leaving mock examinations across Warrap State.
According to education authorities, the mock examination is aimed at strengthening and preparing learners for the national exams slated for November.
The examinations, which commenced this morning with CRE paper, will continue for five days.
Speaking to Mayardit FM, the Minister of Education, Achuil Malei Aliai, encouraged the parents and guardians to support the learners by giving them enough time to study.
“Parents have to give children time to read books. They can take this exam as a state exam but it is important because it will evaluate their performances in the upcoming examination, which is not far from now,” Malei stated.
Some of the learners sitting the exams expressed optimism to garner good results.
“All questions came from what I read. I hope to pass this exam very well. And if it was to be a national exam, I could be in top ten,” said Peter Deng Garang, a pupil at Ammy Robbin Primary School.
For Arop Adhar from Majak Aher Primary School, the first paper was fair, though some questions were confusing.
“The today’s paper was good except that I did not only understand very well the two questions,” Arop stated. “After coming out from the room, I heard my colleagues complaining the same questions that they did not understand too.”
Last Sunday, Warrap state Governor Manhiem Bol Malek officially launched the examination in Kuajok town in a ceremony organized by the ministry of education.
Manhiem appreciated the ministry staff, teachers, and parents for supporting education, and promised to redouble efforts to improve quality education in the state.