PLE candidates sit for national exams today

Primary Leaving Examinations candidates sit their exams. File

All is set as 255,578 candidates prepare to sit for this year’s Primary Leaving Examinations that will begin today, officials have said.

Dr Alphonse Sebaganwa, the Head of Examinations, Selection and Assessment Department at Rwanda Education Board (REB), told The New Times that he is optimistic that the exams will begin smoothly.

“All the exam materials have reached examination centres, candidates were briefed and we verified their index numbers,”said Sebaganwa.

He added that security is guaranteed by Rwanda National Police and that invigilators were also trained to ensure that the three- day exercise is incident-free.

“Exams are protected from the beginning to the end to ensure cases of malpractices are minimised and that there is no leakage or delays,” he added.

The exams are scheduled from November 12-14.

Meanwhile, Ordinary and Advanced Level candidates will sit their national exams from November 20-November 30. The number of O’Level candidates increased to 98,898, up from 96,657 last year.

The number of A‘Level candidates rose to 46,024, from 40,772 last year.

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