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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Solomon Islands Grade Six students sit for secondary entrance exams today

By Moffat Mamu

More than 8000 grade six students throughout the Solomon Islands will be sitting their national exams this morning.

The one-day exam will see students doing three exam papers - Maths, English and General Studies.

Only grade six pupils in Temotu Province will not be sitting their exam today due to transport difficulty. It is understood that they will sit their exam when the papers arrived in the province on a later date.

The grade six exams are moved to today’s date following the earthquake and tsunami disaster as well as the teachers’ strike action this semester.

Close to a thousand grades six students in the Western and Choiseul provinces have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Some of the schools were washed away while others were destroyed. Some schools have resumed normal classes and did not have their mid year break as part of catching up.

After grade six, form five students will have their two weeks exam next month followed by form three in October and form six in November.

Most of the exam results will be released towards the end of the year or early next year.

Source: Solomon Star

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