CPE EXAMS: Lack of transport causes four pupils to miss religious paper

CPE EXAMS: Lack of transport causes four pupils to miss religious paper
VP for Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, rings the bell to signal the kick-off of primary eight exams in Juba. [Photo: Alex Bullen/The City Review]

​Four pupils from Eastern Equatoria State missed the first paper as the Certificate of Primary Education (CPPE) kicked off across the country, Monday, February 13.

As Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi rang the bell at Makalal Primary School in Juba, signalling the official start of a five-day Primary 8 examination, top education officials from Torit, Lafon, and Ikoto counties were busy making frantic calls on the whereabouts of four students who failed to turn up for religious papers.

At Imehejek Primary School in Lafon County, a girl who had travelled to Juba missed the first day after she failed to get transport back home over the weekend.

The same case was also reported at St. Kizito Isoke in Ikotos County, where a boy who had travelled to the capital, Juba, failed to secure public transport back home after visiting Juba sometime back.

Faustino Lokudu, the state’s quality assurance director, told City Review that two boys from Torit East and West Primary Schools did not show up for the exams.

Over 60, 000 students registered for the examinations.

The exams will run until February 17.

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