Grade 12

National examinations set for October

The Secretary for Education Dr Uke Kombra is advising all the provincial administrators, advisors and education boards, church education secretaries, principals, head teachers and parents to take heed of the dates and strictly administer the exams on the time and dates approved by Education Department.

The Grade 10 Lower Secondary School Certificate Examination will be conducted from Monday 8th October to Friday 12th October and will see a total of 72,012 Grade 10 students in 328 High and Secondary Schools.

Gr 12 marks leaked by a selector: Depts

In a joint statement, the National Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology say they have jointly commenced investigations and will refer the matter to police.

Furthermore, they have apologised to parents, guardians and relatives of students whose marks were leaked.

“We sincerely regret that this has happened,” they said.

“Nobody has any legal or ethical right to distribute and or disseminate such confidential information to the public.

Grade 12’s to go through first ever online selection

Over 28, 000 students around the country will be sitting for their grade 12 exams which start next week.

The objective of the online selection process to improve transparency, accountability and most importantly increase the probability of capable and eligible school leavers in being admitted while ensuring institutions autonomy in selections process is maintained.

A seminar on online selection is currently underway today  to present to institutions the online selection system, and more specifically how the system will be utilised by institutions.

Gr 12 exam will go ahead: Kombra

Secretary for Education, Dr Uke Kombra, is calling on the newly-elected leaders and authorities in the provinces to support the students by ensuring that the examination is conducted as planned.

Dr Kombra made this call due to his concern that there are still some schools throughout the country that are being affected by election-related activities and issues, resulting in many teachers and students not turning up for classes.

Student on sex charge appears in court

He appeared in court on Monday before Magistrate Mekeo Gauli, who read and explained his charge and the allegations against him in court.

The defendant, whose identity is withheld due to the age of the victim, was arrested and charged on allegations that he sexually violated a girl under the age of 16 years at June Valley on Feb 6.

The victim is 14 years old.

He was charged with sexual penetration, under section 229(a) of the Criminal Code act and Sexual offense and Crimes against Children’s act.

More Grade 12 leavers need space in Universities

Senior Scholarship Officer Universities Tertiary Admission, Terence Pogo from the Department of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (DHERST) said this during the Jiwaka provincial Secondary Schools’ in-service program at Minj Secondary School last Friday.

Pogo said there are more secondary schools mushrooming in the country with the number of Grade 12 students increasing each year.

He said the few tertiary institutions in the country are unable to absorb those students in the tertiary institutions.