The ministry of education will tomorrow – January 9th release Primary and Ordinary Level examination results for 2017.
The total number of primary candidates who sat for the exams was 237,181. The number increased by 42,502 compared to 194,679 who sat in 2016 while O’ level candidates were 98,268.
In the last two years, girls have been outshining boys in the national exams.
In 2015, girls excelled with 54.67 per cent against 45.33 per cent of boys and in 2016, girls represented 55.28 per cent, compared to 44.72 per cent boys.
While officiating last year’s national exams, the state Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Isaac Munyakazi told the candidates to be confident, not to panic and make sure they succeed to make their parents and teachers proud.
“I trust you all read and made enough revision for the exams. So do not panic and do not leave any question unanswered. Make your teachers, parents and the country proud,” he told the candidates.