Private schools have taken the lead as the 11 best performing schools in the 2017/2018 South Sudan Secondary School leaving examinations.
This is according to the results released yesterday by the National Examinations Council.
More than 13,000 candidates took part in the exams in February. However, the marking process delayed due to what the officials described as financial problems.
The results were released by the Minister of General Education, Deng Deng Hoc.
Among the top 11 schools, four are from Jubek state, four from Jonglei, one from Torit, one from Gogrial, and one school from Gbudwe state.
Juba Academy in Juba, Alliance High in Jonglei and Juba Diocesan Model are among the three best performed schools
According to officials, the schools performed better than public or government-run schools, because the teachers are motivated financially.
In terms of performance by states, Jonglei topped the list at 93.8 percentage pass, with Eastern Lakes coming in second, followed by Lol state at number three, Kapoeta in the fourth place and Gbudue in the fifth position.
However, Jubek state dominated the best ten students, with three female candidates who appeared in the top ten list this year.
Students from science section were the best performers.Computer science and history are the worst performed subjects.
According to the National Examinations Council, the overall performance in 2017/2018 has dropped from 75 percent to 71 percent compared to previous exams.
The Examinations Council has recommended that the government strengthen its support to girl’s education in secondary school.
It also called for teacher’s trainings, motivation, orientations for examination managers on all the examination stages and provision of computer science tools and equipment.
The council said “once provided, reliability, validity and fairness of the next examinations will be guaranteed.”
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