Out of the 284 schools that participated in this year’s National Grade 8 Examination, all students of the 56 schools, most of whom are from remote areas scored passing marks.
Asmara, 31 July 2010 – Out of the 284 schools that participated in this year’s National Grade 8 Examination, all students of the 56 schools, most of whom are from remote areas scored passing marks.
According to the national examination unit in the Education Ministry, all students of 16 schools in Northern Red Sea region, 15 schools in Anseba, 14 schools in Southern, 6 schools in Central and 5 schools in Gash-Barka regions scored a passing mark. Accordingly, out of 44,410 students who sat in the examination, a total of 33,383 constituting 75.2% scored a passing mark.
The head of the national examination unit, Mr. Kifle Mekonen, indicated that the result scored this year is quite encouraging as it shows the growth of 15% compared to the previous 3 years.
Moreover, the Northern Red Sea region through scoring 87.4%, stood first in passing most of its students, followed by Central and Gash-Barka regions through scoring 77.5% and 76.9% respectively.
Meanwhile, a total of 299 students, out of whom 139 are females scored above 90% in the exams, which in turn shows an increase of 11.2% compared to last year.
Mr. Kifle further pointed out that out of the 229 students of the Eritrean Community School in Jeddah and Riyadh who participated in the National Grade 8 Exams, 209 have been promoted to the next grade.