Unlearnt lessons in JCE exam disgrace

Students from a Junior Secondary School during a visit to the National Assembly PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Students from a Junior Secondary School during a visit to the National Assembly PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The appalling Form 3 results are a manifestation of a hodgepodge of factors that could be termed ‘open secrets’ by now. This is nothing new and all of us need not act surprised at the dwindling national pass rate. For the local education system to recuperate, all stakeholders need to set their priorities right and take heed of the historic issues in the system writes BABOKI KAYAWE

The nation is once again in tears; a dirge over the recently released 2016 Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE) results is ongoing. The results point to a slight drop in students who obtained grade C or better by 0.87 percent from 33.41% in 2015, to 32.54% in 2016. 

“Effectively, the results mean that only 32.54% of the total 41,938 students who sat for the final JCE last year, obtained grades C, B and A, while the remaining 67.56% obtained grades D, E with some ungraded,” Tobokani Rari sums up.

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Tighten the law on drug dealers

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