Over 78K to sit for exams

Education Secretary, Dr Uke Kombra is calling on all the citizens to support and abide by the fair administration of exams.

In a media statement released yesterday, Dr. Kombra encouraged all students, and teachers to ensure that the exams are done fairly and to the best of their ability.

Dr. Kombra confirmed that all provinces and schools have received their Exams as per the nomination data received by the Measurement Services Division in Port Moresby.

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 Minister of Education, Premila Kumar said there is no need to test the knowledge of students as they are too young and there needs to be space to allow the students to learn and grow.

The Minister also said they will review all subjects for these students with a view to remove some.

“And focus only on numeracy, literacy, civic and moral education. We want to focus on things like gardening, sports, vernacular, that’s all want to focus so that we are able to teach other things through civic and moral education.”

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Jublee Tamuli had travelled 70km (43 miles) from her home for the exam in Assam's Tezpur town with her father, reports in the local press said.

Her father rushed to a market to buy a pair of trousers, but she said she took the curtain since the test was timed.

She later described it as the "most humiliating experience of my life".

"Is it a crime to wear shorts?" she asked reporters outside the exam centre. "All the girls wear shorts. And if they didn't want us to wear shorts, they should have mentioned it in the exam documents."

High school students beware: Police

This comes after numerous reports of students getting drunk after their exams and getting caught by law enforcement officers.

Superintendent for Operations, Fred Tundu, said police will be patrolling the city outskirts where students tend to frequent to have drink ups.

“We have experienced this before when exams ends and we are expecting it yet again come the turnaround times for the high schools here in NCD,” he said.

Meantime, Tundu urged parents to also take responsibility of their children and check up on them after hours especially after schools on Fridays.

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