Students in a local school in Rwanda leaving for home [Photo: The East African]
Over 60,000 learners in Rwanda will have to re-sit classes for their current school year.
Rwanda’s Education Ministry says this is due to poor performance in the national examinations results released on Monday.
More than 44,000 pupils and close to 16,000 students had sat for examinations.
Education officials say the students will undergo a special programme to help them improve.
“All these poorly performed students will not get placements in the next levels, but they will be assisted to first reach the required levels,” said Dr Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education.
The decision has received a lot of criticism with the government saying it is aware that some children could drop out of school.
The government adds that move aims at improving the quality of education using a merit marking system.
The national examinations were initially set to take place in November last year but were moved to July this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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