The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) has on Friday, 18th Sept., 2020 officially announced the release of the 2020 National Primary School Extermination results.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Hon. Dr. David Moinina Sengeh, at the ministry’s headquarter at New England Ville, Freetown via the ministry’s owned radio station, Education radio 95.3FM.
According to Hon. Dr. Sengeh: 3,996 schools were registered year’s NPSE with 262 examination centers; 146,649 candidates sat to the exam nationwide. Amongst the total number of candidates, 72,825 are boys while 73,824 are girls.
The Hon. Minister furthered disclosed that, 761 out of 3,996 schools had 100% pass rate representing 19% of the total number of schools that sat to the exam.
According to him some schools performances were fairly good while others were extremely poor. He pointed out that 300 schools had pass rate less than 10%.
Dr. Sengeh also disclosed the abysmal performance of some schools.
“192 with a total of 2,677 candidates from every region of the country had zero % pass rate”, he maintained.
The minister, however, promised to summon the heads of these institutions at his New England ville office to enquire what they need to do in addressing the issue(s) which resulted to that.
“Heads of these schools accompanied by their proprietors and district Deputy Directors of education will be invited to the ministry to explain and help map out actions to improve and their performance in the affected schools. No school should have zero % pass rate”, he assured.
In this year’s NPSE: Akibobet Jasel, age11, a female of the International School Limited, came 1st with an aggregate score of 367; Collier Aminata E, age 12, of Providence International Elementary -Brookfields, came second with an aggregate score of 366; Conteh Zainab H.E, age 12, of Evans Houston preparatory school Kissy in 3rd position with a score of 365; Smith Joshua Olufemi George, age 10, of Modern Elementary School – Congo cross, scored 365.
Eastern Region: Saquee Marie Sia Destiny, age 12, of Free The Children primary school, came first with an aggregate scores of 356.
Northern Region: Conteh Betty, age 12, of Adonia preparatory Academy, Rotifunk, scored 351
While, Steven Davida Isatu, of Holy Spirit primary school came first in Bombali with a score of 343.
Southern region: Caulker Patrick, age 11, of Jonathan Child Care primary school came 1st with a score of 346.
The Hon. Minister ended by extending the ministry’s thanks and appreciation to their development partners, the parents and highly acknowledged the teachers for their role in the education and transformation process in the New Direction educational dispensation.