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Over 1,000 candidates sit for exams in Yei

By Hassan Arun

At least 1,644 primary eight candidatesare sitting for their primary eight leaving certificate examinations (PLE) in YeiRiver County Central Equatoria state yesterday.

Among the said number 694 are girls while nine hundred fifty are boys.

Addressing the candidates during ringing of the bell, Khalid ModiPitia,Acting Executive Director of YeiRiver County advised the pupilsnot to panic saying it was not their first time to sit forexaminations.

He urged the candidates to work hard in order to pass the exams and ensure they progress to the next level.


“I want to advise you that in exams, there are three steps that lead to final which include test, mock and thenfinal examination.So there is nothing different at all,”Modi said.

Waran Emmanuel Michael an invigilator said that the pupils wereprepared for the examinations.

He said that procedures were put in place to avoid multi-practiceadding that all the exams papers were well protected by security agents.


“The way I have seen, the preparation is well done by the candidatesand am sure that they are going to pass. I am certain that theexamination papers are well kept in the police station for security concern,” Emmanuel said.

ManarYusifa candidate from Nehemiah primary schoolthanked theMinistry of education for ensuring theysat for their final examinations.


“I want to appreciate the government for making it possible for us to do our exams despite coronavirus. We did not believe that we will sit for this exams, thanking God for protection,”.

Richard Yeka of Christ the King Primary School
expresses readiness saying he wasoptimistic of passing the exams.

Richard saidre-opening the school late due to  covid-19 lockdown had made many pupils miss examination.

“We have faced a lot of challenges especially with the
late re-opening of schools after the lockdown due to the pandemic. Wefaced the challenges but we were able to overcome them. Our teachersworked hard to ensure that all topics are covered and revisions done,”Richard expressed.
There are six centres in Yei, two in Morobo, two in Lainya and two in
Kajokeji counties respectively.The examination according to the education authorities is expected to end on Friday this week.

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