Bor – Bor residents celebrated academic victory of a female student who led the results of the South Sudan Certificates of Primary leaving examinations.
Academic studies had been severely affected by Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with one academic year loss without studies in the country.
In March, Primary eight candidates set for their examinations due to delay caused by COVID-19 lockdown in South Sudan. And this month, South Sudan’s national ministry of General Education announced the results of the South Sudan Certificates of Primary eight with Jonglei’s candidate on the lead on Friday.
The best student is Noami Nyiel Deng Dakbai from St. Andrew in Jonglei State with 457, followed by George Soro James Lomundu with 457 Merkolog Primary School in Central Equatoria State.
The results projected Noemi Nyiel to scored the highest in the country. In terms of state performance, Unity State was rated the best with 77.92 pass rate, followed by Jonglei state with 75.17.
On Monday 05th, the school administration together with mothter’s church, in St. Andrew Cathedral celebrated victory on the streets of Bor town. The move have been seen as an initiative to encourage parents from promoting girls education.
Nyiel who expressed her happiness said she was expected somebody from her school to lead SSCPE results.
“It’s now a surprise to me to lead the nation, I had expected such results from my school because of the efforts exerted by my teacher despite of Covid-19 and devastating flooding, ” Nyiel Deng said.
She said her parents have been so supportive towards her education.
The head Master of St. Andrew Nursery and Primary school said, school was so impressive to achieve such results.
Head Master, John Reng Malual, said it’s not the first time for school to lead the nation.
Speaking during the release of primary schools examinations results in Juba on Friday, South Sudan’s deputy minister of general education Martin Tako Moyi disclosed that private schools performed better than the public schools.
In 2017 during the first unification of South Sudan Certificate of Primary Education (SSCPE) best student was from St. Andrew Primary School. He said that most of them are more excited for the results.