Rwanda : Students upbeat ahead of National examinations
As the date for this year’s national examinations for both Primary and secondary school reach its horizon, different candidates are well prepared and anticipate fruitful results ahead.
In a min survey carried out at Nyagatare secondary school in Nyagatare district, scores of senior three and six candidates said they are well prepared and ready to pass the exams.
This was also revealed by the school administration who said this year’s preparations are in high gear compared to previous years.
Assanasi’o Cyiza is a physics teacher at the school. He said that most of his candidates have been at the school for some time, which made his work easier as the class was well organized. We bring you a descriptive dialogue from both students and educators.
“Time is always limited when it comes to preparations for examinations. But in as far as our syllabus is concerned, we optimistic we that everything will go o n well as expected.”
For Gloria Umutoni, her dream of becoming a doctor is still ringing in her mind.
“My mission is to highly pass exams and achieve my goal of becoming a medical doctor when I complete the University. I will pass highly so that I can undergo a medicine course. That’s why I spend sleepless nights in preps so that my dream is fully achieved.”
“I have heard many people saying that girls don’t excel in Sciences…but this is not the same story with me. I have revised enough and ready to do what it takes to ensure that I am exemplary to those girls who still habour that fear. I have enough trust in what my teachers taught me. I will pass with the highest score.”
“Given the intensive revision and practices we have undergone in all subjects, I feel impartial to pass the national exams. The school has done a lot to build trust in us and my aim is to reward them and myself accordingly.”
School administration comments
“When you talk about Nyagatare secondary school, we regard it as a school that has designed a policy of no failure among our candidates. This is what we opt to do in these coming exams. I also remind our students that they should not panic but instead be self confident and show us that spirit.”
“We have struggled a lot to respond to the government programme of equipping students with science skills and the results are positive. This is mainly evidenced in students’ performance in different subjects. It also gives us a picture of how prepared they are in the upcoming exams.”
Nyagatare secondary school leads other schools in Eastern province with persistent outstanding performance in science subjects which most students and schools in Africa perform poorly due to lack of practical means.