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Education Ministry deplores poor performance in national test 2019 edition

At a press conference held on August 16th, the Burundian Minister of Education has said the results of the national test 2019 edition are generally bad.

Janvière Ndirahisha: “The results of the national test 2019 edition are not generally good.”

“Only 14% of candidates who took the national test have got at least 50%, i.e. 100 out of 200,” says Janvière Ndirahisha, Burundian Minister of Education, Technical and Vocational Training.
In general, the results of the national test are bad, she adds.

Mrs. Ndirahisha says there are many reasons behind the poor performance on the national test 2019 edition.

“Some people say the government does not provide enough teaching materials to schools,” she says.
For her, the main problem is the high number of students in schools. “Some teachers no longer perform well. Some teach without having prepared lessons,” she also says.

The Minister of Education says the success rate keeps decreasing. The staff in charge of national education will identify the root causes so as to come up with effective solutions, she adds.
Mrs. Ndirahisha says the minimal mark to pass from basic to post basic school is 70 out of 200. The minimal mark is 100 out of 200 for students who will attend boarding school, she adds.

The Minister of Education says 92,406 candidates sat for the 2019 national test whereas the expected number was 92,683.

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