The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has released results for primary leaving and ordinary level national exams on Monday October 2021.
According to MINEDUC, over 251,906 candidates including 136,830 girls and 11 576 boys sat for primary leaving exams while 121,626 including 66,240 girls sat for ordinary level exams.
The release of the results was officiated by the Minister of Education, Dr. Uwamariya Valentine where candidates passed at 82, 5% and 86, 2% respectively.
Yannis Ntwari Rutaganira from Kigali Parents emerged the overall top student in primary six exams while Françoise Tumukunde from Institut Sainte Famille Nyamasheke topped in the ordinary level category.
14,373 (5.7 %) candidates passed in Div 1 while 54, 214 (21, 5 %.) candidates passed from the Division II. A total of 75,217 candidates passed in the Division III whereas 63,326 (25, 10%) are classified in Division IV. Meanwhile, 44 176 (17, 50%) pupils failed the exams.
In the lower secondary education, 19.238 candidates (15,8%) passed in Div 1; 22 576 equivalent to 18, 6% passed in Division II, 17 349 (14,3%) in Division III while 45.842 (37,7%) passed in Division IV.
16,466 (13, 6%) candidates who sat for ordinary level national exams did not get at least a minimum number of points to pass.
Yannis Ntwari Rutaganira from Kigali Parents emerged the overall top performer in primary six while Françoise Tumukunde from Institut Sainte Famille Nyamasheke was awarded as the best performing student in ordinary level.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Uwamariya Valentine has said that students who failed exams will be helped to repeat courses unlike the past when they would be allowed to the next level.
The next 2021/2022 school year is expected to begin on 11th October 2021 to close on 15th July 2022 as per timetable released by MINEDUC.
After releasing results, the Ministry has revealed that students admitted in Senior 1 and 4 will start classes at a later date on 18th October 2021.