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Sierra Leone News: Grammar School Tops BECE

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has officially released results of the July 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination, which had an entry of over 70, 000 (seventy thousand) candidates. The examination was conducted for over 600 (six hundred) Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) whose pupils took the exams in 202 centers country wide.
Meanwhile, results for 275 subjects and 266 results from 95  Two hundred and seventy-five various subject results and two hundred and sixty-six results from ninety-five junior secondary schools were cancelled reportedly due to alleged examination malpractices.
The overall results per school showed that the Sierra Leone Grammar School topped the overall results tally countrywide, based on entries of more than one hundred candidates, with 100% pass among all one hundred and seventy candidates. Benevolent Secondary School in Makeni came second, whilst Government Secondary for Boys, Magburka, took third position.
On best schools nationwide, with less than one hundred candidates, Modern High School and SOS Herman Gmeiner came first, while International School came second and Government Secondary School, Mathora took third place.
A total of 37, 172 (thirty-seven thousand one hundred and seventy-two) candidates nationwide had passes in five subjects, whilst 9,013 (nine thousand and thirteen) had passes in four subjects.
Also candidates were examined in nineteen subjects where each candidate is required to offer eight subjects, that is, four core subjects, two optional cores and two electives.
Overall, Foday Sesay of Beacon High School, Osman Juldeh Bah of the Sierra Leone Grammar School and Isatu Manneh of Modern High School were the best three candidates in the examination.
Tuesday November 12, 2013

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