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Financial constraints delay exams marking -official

Students sitting for secondary school examinations

By Moses Gum Degur

Financial constraints have delayed the marking of the 2016/2017 Secondary School Certificate Examinations, the examination secretary, Mading Manyok Ajak has said.

Speaking to Juba Monitor in an exclusive interview, Ajak said the release of the secondary school certificate examination results for this year will be delayed due to lack of fund to pay markers.

“Releasing secondary school results for this academic year will be a bit late, due to lack of fund to cover marking expenses for teachers. All these delays come as a result of the current economic crisis that has hit the country,” Ajak said.

He said the condition is not favorable for the teachers to begin marking exam papers, saying that if marking allowances and other benefits are made available the whole work shall kick off.

The secretary has called on all the students who sat for the exams to remain calm as the examination board is working hard to put everything in place.

According to the Ministry of Education and General Instruction, there were 19,481 candidates who sat for the exams; that is 13,637 boys and 5,844 girls respectively.

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