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Rwanda’s Education Ministry releases PLE, O’Level 2021-2022 examination results

Minister Valentine Uwamariya hands over a laptop to Forever Hyacente Isezerano the top performer in national examinations result of Primary school from St Andre in Muhanga district. Dan Nsengiyumva.

Minister Valentine Uwamariya hands over a laptop to Forever Hyacente Isezerano the top performer in national examinations result of Primary school from St Andre in Muhanga district. (PHOTO/Dan Nsengiyumva.)

Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has released results for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) and Ordinary Level (O’Level) for candidates who sat national examinations for the academic year 2021-2022, ” the New Times, a State-run publication has reported.

According to reports, out of 227,402 pupils who sat for national examinations, 206,286 candidates passed, which represents 90.6 per cent of the general passing rate.

This year’s passing rate for PLE is higher than that of the last three years.

For instance, in 2021 the passing rate was 82.8 per cent and in 2018 the passing rate was 81.1 percent, and 81.6 percent in 2019.

Results for O’ Level indicate that among the 126,735 candidates who sat for national exams, 108,566 passed which represents 85.66 percent. However, numbers have slightly decreased compared to last year’s results.

Last year’s pass rate was at 86.3 per cent.

While addressing the media, Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education, mentioned the different reforms in the education system such as the use of technology, a harmonised grading system and involvement of teachers in the preparation of exams.

All of these changes are said to have a positive impact on the progress and transformation of the education sector.

According to the ministry, 21,186 students will repeat primary six and 18,369 will repeat senior three.

The ministry announced that all candidates will start the new academic year on October 4, saying that there was enough time for the students and their parents to start preparations.

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