More than 7 700 full-time candidates who sat for the Grade 12 ordinary level examinations qualified for university admission this year. This makes up 36,8% of the 21 000 candidates compared to 29% in 2015. These candidates scored a minimum of 25 points with a minimum D symbol in English or a score of four on higher level. This is an increase from 29.8% in 2015.
Obtaining quality education is the foundation to improving people's lives, which will eventually lead to sustainable development. Education, Arts and Culture Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa made the remark at an occasion that marked the official launch of Sustainable Development Goal-Four (SDG4) of the Education 2030 Agenda.
Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa says government risks losing millions of dollars already spent on the grade ten and 12 external examinations, if teachers proceed with the country wide strike, and that such a strike would paralyze the education sector.