The National Secondary Education Examination which has been underway inside the country and the Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah and Riyadh was concluded last Saturday.
Asmara, 24 March 2014 – The National Secondary Education Examination which has been underway inside the country and the Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah and Riyadh was concluded last Saturday.
Dr. Bisrat Gebru, Director of the National Testing Center, indicated that the total number of the examination’s candidates, some of them re-sitting, stands at 21,850, while that of females equals 9,853.
Accordingly, those who sat for the examination represent Warsai-Yikealo School in Sawa, technical and commercial schools, Eritrean Community Schools in Saudi Arabia, besides prison schools in Sembel, Tsetserat and Hazhaz, as well as Adult Education Centers in Assab and Afabet.
In this connection, Capt. Pawlos Mengistu, head of educational service in the National Prison and Rehabilitation Center, disclosed that prisoners started sitting for the examination in the year 2000, and that subsequently a number of prisoners could get passing marks for degree and diploma programs, thus enabling them to improve their lives on the basis of academic accomplishments.
Mr. Berhe Ogbazgi, Director of the school in Sembel Prison and Rehabilitation Center, pointed out that a total of 29 prisoners from all centers sat for the examination.
Among the beneficiary prisoners, Mr. Tamrando Nada and Mr. Zerimariam Tewolde expressed satisfaction with the opportunity, and lauded the manner the government treats prisoners.