MORE than 154,00 students in Grades Eight, 10 and 12 will sit for the for their 2009 national examinations next week.
Education secretary Dr Joseph Pagelio said yesterday that 36,803 would seat for their high school certificates on Oct 5-8.
Dr Pagelio said this would be followed by 12,730 Grade 12 students pursuing higher school certificates on Oct 19-23 and 105,000 Grade Eight students sitting for their basic education certificates on Nov 2-5.
“The national examinations are essential tools for selection and the certificates issued using the results of these examinations will be used for both selection for further formal education and employment,” Dr Pagelio said in a statement.
“In their pursuit to excel in their studies, we must make sure they are very well prepared to sit for examinations.
“Parents, guardians and teachers must give as much support as possible to help prepare students for these examinations.”
Dr Pagelio announced that the deadline for all internal assessment data for Grades 10 and 12 must reach the measurement services at the end of term two.
He said some schools had not submitted their yellow pages of the student information booklets which contain all student assessment results and every effort must be made to send these documents to the measurement services via EMS, DHL or TNT courier services.
“Education is a long process and on behalf of DoE, I wish all our students the best in the national examinations,” he said.