Grade 8 exam marking ends


THE marking of the Grade 8 examination papers for students in Morobe ended last Friday in Lae.
Present to officially declare the completion of the marking was the Morobe education chairman Andrew Gena.
He told The National the marking of the examination papers was completed and the marks were collated and would be entered by the data entry officials from the education division.
He said the next process to follow was the selection for Grade 9 places in high and secondary schools.
“The assessment is a very important programme to get all the results of the assessments completed for Grade 8 students in primary schools and to decide selection,” Gena said.
“After the challenging effort to distribute examination papers especially to rural schools in Morobe, we have collected the papers and after the marking the results will be entered and the final process is selection. Basically the markers are selected from all districts, so that we have a fair representation from the province in the marking process.”
Gena said the marking was completed after two weeks.
“The results are overwhelming with the completing of the marking last Wednesday and the finalising of the marks on Thursday and Friday, so far what we have achieved for this year is good with the marking completed.”
Gena said the selection of students would be made according to the cut-off mark of 75 per cent, which was imposed last year to maintain the standard of students.

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