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Media Release                                                       Our Reference:  MR 11/19

EXAMINATIONS BEGIN – 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Today has seen the beginning of the examination period for students across Fiji.  712 examination centres opened today to accommodate 17,365 students in Year 8 who are writing exams in nine subjects.  Examination centres have reported almost 100% attendance for Year 8 students. 

Examinations will be written by students: 

Year 8             23 to 25 September 2019

Year 6             26 and 27 September 2019

Year 13           14 to 24 October 2019

Year 10           21 to 25 October 2019

Year 11           22 October to 1 November 2019

Year 12           29 October to 8 November 2019

Year 9             4 to 8 November 2019

Year 7             5 to 7 November 2019 

120,497 students are scheduled to write exams in 1,936 centres generating 322,624 papers to be marked, excluding Year 7, 9 and 11 which are marked at the school.

 “Exams are always a stressful period for both students and their parents. I call on parents to support your children to do their revision and to prepare systematically.  Students should arrive at school on time fully prepared to demonstrate what they have learned in school” said Hon Minister of Education, Heritage and Arts.

 “I would like to thank our teachers for the work they have done with our students to prepare them for these important exams. This is a major operation and I also want to acknowledge over 3,500 other people who are working hard behind the scenes to ensure a seamless process as exam supervisors and markers”.

 Ends (23/09/19)

 Hon. Rosy Akbar, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts