NYAGATARE - The State Minister for Primary and Secondary education, Dr. Mathius Harebamungu last Friday inspected the last A’ Level practical science examinations at Nyagatare Secondary School.
In an interview with The New Times, Dr. Harebamungu said that his visit was aimed at assessing how candidates perceive the new examination system.
‘I wanted to find out how students are doing the practicals, a new system the government launched to promote sciences in the country,’ he said.
He added that there is hope that in the near future, students who take sciences will be able to fit in the job market.
‘We have for so long been experiencing a challenge sciences being more theoretical than practical. This has not been easy for them to serve professionally but we are optimistic that this new system will mark a tremendous impact,’ he said.
The Minister promised that the government will soon allocate adequate facilities in selected schools specialising in sciences.
‘We want all schools offering sciences to be equipped with the necessary facilities to enable our students to perform well,’ he said.
According to teachers at Nyagatare Secondary School, students have positively responded to the new system of examinations.