PHOTOS: O'Level, A'Level national exams kick off


PHOTOS: O'Level, A'Level national exams kick off

Yanditswe November, 12 2019 at 11:12 AM

This Tuesday, a total of 119,932 students started sitting for the 2019 Ordinary Level (Senior Three) national examinations while 51,291 candidates are sitting for Advanced Level (Senior Six) national examinations.

54,503 boys are sitting senior three national exams while 65,429 candidates are girls.  Out of 51,291 candidates sitting for senior six national exams this year, 22,212 candidates are boys while 29079 are girls. 

Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education. Dr. Isaac Munyakazi together with Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée officiated at the launch of O'Level and A'Level national exams at Groupe Scholaire de Butare (Indatwa), in Huye district. 

Speaking to the candidates, State Minister, Munyakazi urged candidates to avoid malpractice and aim at success. 

" We are here to bless you. We prepared you in your courses, plus our blessings, there is no way you can fail in these exams. The key to success is in your hands, please use it! Remember you are the future of this country," Munyakazi is quoted as saying. 

He also added; "Based on the good record we had with candidates of Primary National Examinations of 2019, We are confident that you will not cheat in these exams,"

Available statistics show that the total number of O'Level candidates in 2019  increased by 20.1 per cent compared to those that sat for the same exams in 2018. There was an increase of 11.4 per cent compared to the total number of A'Level candidates in 2019 compared to last year. 

 Munyakazi reminded students that the skills they acquired from school, “means that the future development of the country depends on you."

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