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19,000 students complete the Grade Six Examinations

The national grade six assessment examinations formerly known as the Secondary Schools Entrance Examination or Common Entrance wrapped up today. Close to 19,000 pupils have sat the exams in schools country wide.
This year’s exams have seen an increase in the amount of students writing when compared to last year.
Capitol News visited a few of the schools in the city and spoke with some of the students who said that they are confident that hard work has paid off and are hoping for the best.
Meanwhile there were those who were not so confident, but are still hoping that they can attain a senior secondary school.
In an interview with this newscast, Director of the National Centre for Resource Development (NCERD), Mohandatt Goolsarran, said that the grade six assessments make up 85% of the pupil’s overall grades.
Four subjects are written at the National Grade Six assessment examinations, namely English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.

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