The Ministry of General Education has released the results for the South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Education.
The best ten students are John Ajak Tiit Ajak, Bor College in Jonglei; Thomas Mark Joseph Lako, Juba Diocesan in Jubek; Daniel Mathiang Thon Anuol, Alliance High in Jonglei; Chol John Deng Kuir, Bor College in Jonglei; Nathaniel Chol Gakeer Alier, Excel International in Yei River; Mathew Onen Terence Charles, Juba Diocesan in Jubek; Jacob Deng Bol Deng, Excel International Yei River; Simon Tut Chuol Nyuot, Juba Academy in Jube; Kuot Emmanuel Madhuk Kuot, Dr. John Garang National in Jubek; Daniel Akech Riak Mach, Malek Academy Jonglei; and Zambako Gabriel Michael Mordecai, Bishop Abangite in Gbudwe
There is a marked improvement in the passing rate compared to the previous years.
Out of almost 8,000 candidates who sat, roughly 6,000 passed, representing a passing rate of 77.9%. Last year, only 50 percent of the candidates passed.
The results show that male candidates have consistently performed better than female candidates. 79.4 of male candidates passed the examination compared to 74.3% of females.
However, the difference has reduced this year compared to last year, in which only 54.6% of male and 41 percent of female candidates passed.
Shared subjects between the South Sudan & the Sudan curriculum have dominated the well-performed subjects while Agriculture and General science have been poorly performed.
The top ten schools include Standard Secondary School in Wau, Bishop Abangite College in Gbudwe, Juba Diocesan Model in Jubek, Yei Girls Secondary School in Yei River, Comboni SS in Jubek, Yapa National Secondary School in Jubek, Chukudum Sec.
School in Namurnyang, Langbaar Modern School in Jonglei, Savana High School in Western Lakes and Malek Academy in Jonglei.
An analysis of the results also shows that the candidature for South Sudan-based curriculum examinations has been systematically increasing for the last 5 years.