P8 Students in SPLM-IO-controlled areas to take their exams on Monday

Thousands of students who had missed out on recent Primary Eight Exams are expected to sit on Monday, February 15th, according to a statement issued by James Gatdet, Press Secretary in the Vice-President’s Office.

“The Office of the First Vice President would like to inform the public that the Primary 8 school examinations are expected to take place soon in about 19 centers in the areas controlled by the SPLM/SPLA (I0) in Upper Nile and Jonglei states.”

This comes following a high-level meeting convened on Thursday by the country’s Cluster Services.

“The Examiners will be accompanied by a delegation of officials from the Parties concerned, mainly the ITGONU and SPLM/SPLA (I0).”

The head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition, Dr. Riek Machar, urged the concerned authorities to cooperate with the examiners until the exams are over.

“His Excellency the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, as usual, has directed the authorities in the areas where the examinations will take place to cooperate and provide security and protection to all those who will be taking the examinations materials, as well as the Examinees. The Office wishes the Ministry of General Education and Instructions a great success in ensuring that all children in the Republic of South Sudan do the exams.”

In the same development, the Minister Education, Awut Deng Acuil confirmed that the scheduled exams are slated to take place on Monday, February 15th and wished all the students the best of luck.

“Members of the press, Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to inform the nation that the Ministry of General Education and Instruction and the National Examinations Council have decided to fix new dates for the conduct of Primary eight examinations for the pupils that had missed out on the initial examination.”

“The new dates shall be as follow 1. Transportation to the locations will take place from Friday 12h through Sunday 14th February 2021. 2.”

“The administration of examination begins on Monday 15th February 2021 and ends by Friday 19h February 2021. Congratulation to my children and I wish them the best of luck! Thank you.”