Breastfeeding mothers among the 30,000 South Sudanese candidates writing the 2021 SSCSE.
Two breastfeeding mothers are among over 300 candidates from Twic County sitting for senior four examinations.
The 2021 South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Education (SSCSE) examinations have commenced, with over 30,000 applicants registered in the country’s 340 secondary schools.
There are just 10,368 female applicants and 21,799 male candidates among the 32,167 contestants.
Hussein Abdelbagi, Vice President for Service Cluster, rung the bell this morning at Juba Technical Secondary School.
This morning, students began their examinations with Commerce, followed by Chemistry in the afternoon.
According to Simon Nyok, Secretary General of the National Examinations Council, all examination papers have been sent to all stations around the country.
“There are 340 secondary schools around the country that have submitted candidates for this year’s tests. The tests have already reached every part of the country, despite the fact that we have just begun, “the National Examination Council’s secretary said.
“We are grateful for our government’s assistance in providing us with all the resources necessary to migrate. Of course, there were some difficulties with landing at some airfields, but we made it just in time for the tests to begin.
“All tests have been sent to all stations across the 10 states and three administrative districts, and we anticipate that these candidates will begin sitting for their exams immediately.
“We have deployed a large number of national security officials around the country to guarantee the tests and applicants are as secure as possible.”
Mr. Simon Nyok continued by stating that they have enhanced security to prevent exams from being leaked.
“This year, we have a variety of methods and means to guarantee the safe conduct of these tests; we have sent officers of national security to each storage station, and security has been tightened up around the country to ensure maximum exam security,” Nyok stated.
So far, we have had no issues; all of our officers who have been deployed have given us positive reports, and we are certain that we will be successful this year.