By Fabian Hakalits – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Grade 10 Written Expression National Examination will proceed tomorrow.
This is the direction from the National Education Department’s Acting Secretary, Dr. Uke Kombra.
Speaking to EMTV News this afternoon Dr. Kombra says that under the Standing Policy on Examinations, schools will proceed with this important assessment tomorrow, June 9.
“About 70,000 Grade 10 students are expected to sit for the Written Expression National Examination tomorrow.
“Under the Standing Policy on Examinations, students will proceed with this paper, under the education calendar,” Dr. Kombra said.
He added that the Written Expression National Examination contributes to 30 per cent of student academic results, which is a requirement in the final result.
“There will be no repeat of this national examination,” he said.
He stressed that the National Education Department understands the issue that has transpired in the nation’s capital, as well as other major towns in the country.
However, the situation is under control with the presence of police personnel.
All parents have been urged to bring their children to school tomorrow.
“We understand this issue that has also affected the transport system. The examination papers have already been distributed. The decision will be made by the schools administration and the external invigilators, for a possibility to extend timing based on careful assessments.
“However, the policy stands, that the Written Expression National Examination will proceed tomorrow,” said Dr. Kombra.