Ministry Unveils New Strategies To Excel In National SSCE Examinations
The Director for examinations in the Ministry of Education, Gender and Social Welfare in Imatong State, Genesis Ohide Otelmoi has announced that his ministry will offer supplementary training for teachers, provide sufficient textbooks in schools and improve the living conditions of teachers.
By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 24 October 2016 [Gurtong] –The move is in a bid to improve the standard of education and professional of teachers in the State.
Despite having a slight improvement in the just released South Sudan Certificate of Education results in Torit compared to the previous two years, Ohide says that more effort is still required by teachers and candidates in order to excel both nationally and in the States level.
The director further revealed that keeping annual examination timetables fixed is vital as failure to do so may continue to psychologically affect candidates' confidence.
He made the remarks referring to the change of examinations timetable for the year November/December 2015 which was pushed to April 2016.
He also disclosed that his ministry has endorsed the regular supervision of teachers to ensure they complete the school curriculum.
Qualified Science teachers, according to the director of the examinations, shall be sourced and properly deployed by the Ministry.
As part of efforts to enhance quality performance, the ministry has placed a proposal that South Sudan Examination Council through the National Ministry of Education move forward in adopting a modern assessment system in which cut off points for every subject is determined by tallying.
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