Student in the examination room (file photo):
By Woja Emmanuel Wani
Students who sat for the South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Education (SSCSE) of 2017/18 calendar have urged the Ministry of General Education and the National Examinations Council to quicken the processing of their certificates.
This came after several students few days ago raised trepidations slamming the education authorities for the delay in releasing their examinations results for the year 2017/18.
Waja Lawrence, a former student from Light House Secondary School said that they are asking the National Examinations Council (NEC) to speed up the process of their certificates to enable them access some other educational and employment opportunities.
“Some of us want to continue with other short courses like nursing, driving and even some are looking for jobs, but without the secondary school certificate it’s very hard to access all these,” he said. “So we are asking the NEC to put much effort and release our results,” Lawrence added.
Rina Elias, a former student also cited that some of them have got opportunities to further their education but the only limitation is the delay in releasing their SSCSE results.
Rina said she requests the concerned authorities to exert quick efforts so that their certificates are released to help them access opportunities.
However a senior official from the National Examinations Council assured students that their results will be announced shortly.
Speaking yesterday to Juba Monitor Simon Nyok Deng the Acting Secretary General in the National Examinations Council said that they were working very hard to make sure the results were announced as soon as possible.”
“We are working closely with the entire ministry to ensure that the results are announced in a timely manner. We had some technical challenges but everything is now resolved with the help of the government,” Nyok said.
Mr. Deng did not specify exactly when the examinations results will be out but assured that it will not take a very long time citing that he cannot dictate with the time.
He also stressed that they do not want to put pressure into the processing of the certificates because they want to make sure the results are processed without mistakes.
Mr. Deng urged the students to remain calm and liaise with the NEC so that everything will be out in the expected order.