Exams suspended in some parts of Western Equatoria State due to insecurity

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[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] The ongoing conflict that created insecurity in the country has disrupted Primary Leaving Examinations in parts of Western Equatoria State. There has been incidental fights in Western Equatoria which has affected examinations in some Counties. The State authorities reported that more than 1,800 pupils across the State have started their exams on Monday, but some schools have been interrupted by insecurity in some parts of the state. Speaking to TCT the State Minister for Education, Pia Philip, says pupils in some Counties are unable to sit for their papers because of fighting. “The exams are being administered in only seven Counties. This is because of the insecurity in the State currently” He said. In affected schools, examinations are suspended in the hope that the students will be able to resume writing the same examinations in February. The candidates who are in Mundri East, Mundri West and Ezo Centre will be considered. The official explained According to Philip, there are 1,848 students who are sitting for exams, and out of that are 618 girls. “Girls are still trailing below 33.4”, said Phillip.
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