Over 110,000 students all over country will this morning begin their Ordinary and Advanced levels national exams.
Speaking to The New Times yesterday, the Executive Secretary of the National Examination Council (NEC), John Rutayisire, said there were 61,782 students registered for O’ level exams this year, an increase of 15.7 percent from last year.
He noted that 50.3 percent of them are female.
Rutayisire revealed that 51,452 students have registered to sit for the A’ level examinations while last year they were 43,828, 53.9 percent male.
He added that the O’level students will begin with History Paper 1 at 8:30 am and then will do History Paper 2 in the afternoon adding that according to the A’ level time table, the A’ level students have no any paper on Tuesday but will be having exams on Wednesday where they will in the morning sit for 23 papers and 4 papers in the after noon respectively depending on their combinations.
He noted the all students in both O’level and Advanced level will finish their examinations on Friday of this week.
He said that they have today finished distributing the examination papers to all examination centers in every district across the country adding that the exams were transported to the respective districts in RDF trucks amid tight security.
“We have this year doubled the number of invigilators in all the examination centers compared to the previous years in order to eliminate the cases of cheating the exams and impersonation among the candidates for both o and A’ levels “ Rutayisire said.
He said in the previous years, a single invigilator has been supervising students in one classroom but this year there will be at least two to three invigilators in every room depending on the number of students in each room.
He also said that in the previous years, there has been cases of impersonation among Private candidates whereby some of them would bring other people to sit for their exams but noted that they have now come up with a process whereby a photograph of the candidate on will be attached on his/her diploma in order to avoid cases of impersonations.