Juba, South Sudan,
July 14, 2021 – The Ministry of Higher Education in Lakes State has announced the release of results for primary eight candidates who sat for their examinations in February 2021.
Kongor Deng Kongor, the State Minister of Education said 4,563 sat for the exams with 3,170 males and 1403 females.
The Minister said Thon Acak Primary School outperformed the rest of the schools and emerged as the best school, followed by Amad Academy. The two schools are both in defunct Eastern Yirol State.
Mr. Kongor said in terms of performance by counties, Rumbek North County triumphed with a 100% pass rate with Awerial County coming in second with a 99.3% pass rate.
According to the ministry, the best student was Yol Ding Yol Ding from Amad Academy with an average pass rate of 88.2% followed by Bol Malith Bol Mabor in Mangikam.
Candidates’ performance stood out in Social Studies and English for the third year in a row. Islamic Religious Education remained the worse performed subject thanks to the complexity of the subject’s concept to be grabbed by learners.
Mr. Kongor told a local radio station in Rumbek that government schools outperformed private schools and dominated nine positions while private institutions followed six.
The Minister recommended that students who performed with flying grades join Rumbek government-affiliated secondary schools.
Kongor hinted there was a need to review fee structure to accommodate learners who lack proper support due to the unavailability of parents or guidance.