The South Sudan National Examination Council says it plans to fully unify the management process of primary examination in the school year 2017/2018.

Speaking during the release of the South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Examination results for the school 2016/2017 in Juba today, the Secretary General of the National Examination Council Lul Ruei Dhol said when fully unified, the states will only be required to supply details of their candidates along with the examination fees while the rest of the stage of examination will be handled by the secretariat.

Dhol said in the school year 2016/2017, the secretariat partially unified the management process of the primary school examinations in the country by printing the question papers for all the states and issuance of certificates to 31, 000 successful candidates.

He said in the academic year 2016/2017, a total of 19, 487 candidates were registered for both primary and secondary examinations in which all the examinations commenced on 6th March 2017 and ended on 24th March 2017.

After all the scripts were transported to Juba right after the conduct of the examination they were stored for three months due to lack of funds. He said President Kiir personally intervened and asked the council of ministers to approve a supplementary budget to complete the rest of the stages.

Dhol noted that in the 2017/2018 school year the secretariat will only offer secondary examinations based on the South Sudan curriculum which is in compliance with the National Examination Council Resolution No. 6.

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