Written expression exam starts

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The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

Grade 10 students at secondary and high schools in Port Moresby sat for their lower secondary written expression examinations despite the tense situation in the city since Wednesday, school principals say.
St Charles Lwanga Secondary School principal Brother Joseph Thomas said yesterday that transport was a problem, with the public buses not running, but most Grade 10 students were dropped off at school by their parents.
“Of the 200 of our Grade 10 students, 195 are here, but we’ll give some time, maybe 10 or 15 minutes more, for the other five students,” Thomas said.
He said the school would send a report stating the reason for students who could not make it and Grades 9 and 11 classes were suspended.
Gordon Secondary School principal George Kenega said 292 of his 296 Grade 10 students turned up in time to sit the examinations.
“I understand that the four who have not turned up today could be living around the Gerehu, Waigani or Morata area because I’ve been told that there are roadblocks out there, so students may be struggling to get through that,” Kenega said.
“Changes would be done to internal English marks of those who had missed out