78,966 grade 10 students from 452 high and secondary schools nationwide will be sitting for this year’s Grade 10 Written Expression Examination come Thursday, June 1st.
Schools in all provinces have received their exam papers according to the nomination data that was received by the Measurement Services Division in Port Moresby.
Secretary for Education, Dr. Uke Kombra is encouraging all students, teachers and provinces to give their best and to ensure that the exams are done fairly and to the best of their abilities.
“I call on all the citizens of Papua New Guinea to support and abide by the fair administration of exams.”
Dr Kombra has appealed to all schools to fix their Registration Documents with the School Registration Committee of the department.
No proper Registration means the school won’t be allowed to sit the objective examinations.
Dr. Kombra also warned all schools against any mal-practices relating to the national examinations.
Students and schools have been warned of the serious consequences which include non-certification for students, termination from teaching for teachers and banning of the schools involving themselves for a minimum period of 3 years.
“We have eliminated cheating in examinations.”
“Hence, results are based on hard work, and offer better education benchmarks.”
“I wish all the grade 10 students ‘best of luck’ in their first National Examination for 2023 this Thursday.”