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Girls exceed boys in national examinations

Written by: Tuyizeye Daniel
Monday, January 9th, 2017, 19:56

Girls’ performance in the national examinations for 2016 exceeded expectation scoring more as compared to boys. From the general pass rate in primary, girls scored 55.1 per cent while boys obtained 44.9 per cent. The figures show that only 5.32 per cent of students in primary and 11 per cent in ordinary secondary came in the first division.


The final results of primary and ordinary secondary level examinations 2016 were announced on 9th January 2017 at the Ministry of Education offices in Kigali.The Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education, Isaac Munyakazi said, it is impressive how girls continue to do better in schools surpassing their brothers.


Minister Munyakazi noted that, the number of candidates who passed in the first division in 2016 is higher than the past year; they increased from 4.4 to 5.3 per cent in primary and 10 to 11 per cent in secondary.


However, figures announced by the Ministry of Education show that the number of boys who belong to the first division are more than girls.


According to figures, primary schools had a total of 187,139candidates, an increased from 160,357 who sat for exams in 2015. Candidates in the ordinary secondary level were 89,421 as compared to 84,868 in 2015.


The general pass in rate in primary was 85.4% that means 159,785 candidates passed in Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 as compared to 84.82% in 2015 where 44.9 % are boys and 55.1% are girls. In secondary the general pass rate was 89% where 79,655 candidates passed in Division 1 to 4. Out of these candidates, 47.8 % are boys while 52.14 are girls.


After publically announcing the examination results, all results were uploaded online. Now individual candidates’ examination results can be viewed online at and through SMS services.


The ministry said that starting on this 15th January 2017 students will access information on schools where they have been admitted.


Best candidates


The best candidates in primary leaving examinations were as follows; Rubayiza Ngutete Christa from Kicukiro, ManziAime Praise from Kamonyi district, Rugwiza Jean Luc from Kicukiro, Habakubana Souvenir from Muhanga, Bwiza Cindy Nina from Gasabo, Kirenga Kenny Lieva from Bugesera, KwizeraBenitha from Musanze, NgenziMerve Prince from Huye, Ndahayo Kevin from Bugesera, MunganyinkaShakira from Nyagatare and Gasangwa Happy from Kicukiro district.


The best candidates in secondary examinations were as follows; Mico Sothere, Mugishawayo Aime Cesaire, Mucyo Aime Christian, Ishimwe Pacifique, Igiraneza Shyaka Arnaud, Mazimpaka Benoit, Manzi Jonan, Kabarega Sheja, Niyitegeka Berwa Aime Noel and Manirakomeye Jehovanis.



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