2018 school examination dates

The Secretary for Education, Dr Uke Kombra, has advised of the National Examination dates for grades 8, 10 and 12 as per the 2018 National Education Calendar.

The 2018 National Examination dates are as follows;

  • Examination (Grade 10) Monday 8th October – Friday 12th October

(1 week only)

A total of 72,012 Grade 10 students in 328 high/secondary schools will sit for the Lower Secondary School Certificate Examination

  • Examination (Grade 12) Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October

 (1 week only)

A total of 30,662 Grade 12 students in 170 secondary/NH schools will sit for the Upper Secondary School Certificate Examination

  • Examination (Grade 8)   Monday 22nd October – Thursday 25th  October

 (4 days only)

A total of 133,745 Grade 8 students in 3,078 primary schools will sit for Certificate of Basic Education Examination.

Dr. Kombra has instructed all examinations to be administered on the actual time and dates as published in this time schedule.

All concerned parties are informed to make every effort to give all students and schools “a fair go” and to be honest and say NO to examination cheating.       

The Secretary reminded everyone that the penalty for cheating or assisting to cheat in the National Examination is non certification.

External invigilators, schools’ heads and inspectors must report all observed malpractices to Measurement Services Division of the Department for analysis and action.    

Also, teachers are not allowed to view, read or access exam papers during the conduct of all exams.

“Mobile phones are banned from the exam rooms for students and all school personnel,” Dr Kombra stated.

“Principals and deputy principals must stay in school during all examination days and enforce strict implementation of this schedule and abide by all Measurement Services regulations relating to examinations.

“On behalf of the Department and the Ministry of Education, I wish all our final year students in grades 8, 10 and 12 the best of luck in their final examinations,” Dr. Kombra said.

Press release