Up to 89.9 percent of the students that sat for the 2017 academic year Ordinary Level national exams qualified for the advanced level.
The percentage represents some of the 96,595 candidates that sat for the O’level exams last year. The was a 0.9% increase on the number that passed the exams compared to the 2016 percentage.
Up to 11.14 % or 10,758 candidates passed in the O’level exams in the first division in which it was examined that boys represented by 61.9% in the same division performed much better than girls .
State Minister for Education Isaac Munyakazi lauded the Rwanda Education Board for keep up with time by ensuring the exams results are released as had been planned.
“ REB has this year to boosted its efficiency by releasing the results almost two weeks before the academic year starts on January 22 thus complementing parents in preparing their children to start school,” said Munyakazi.
He noted that girls were the best performers in all subjects representing a ratio of 7 girls to 1 boy in which Josylin Karenzi Manzi in Gasabo district was the best of all.
Students have three days to know their new A’ level schools and can access their results through the REB website portal or text their their registrations number to 489.