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31 students score aggregate 6 in grade 9 exams

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Louise Moses Mendy, permanent secretary, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has disclosed that 31 students scored aggregate 6 in this year’s Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE).

PS Mendy, who was speaking last Thursday added that out of the 31 students, 13 were boys, while 18 were girls.

“Nationally, out of 27, 783 students registered, 27 018 students sat at least 1 subject on the exam. Among the number of students who sat, 58.9% are girls,” he said.

Comparing 2021 and 2022 results, Mr. Mendy revealed that the number of passes has increased in mathematics and Social and Environmental studies, adding that there are decreases in English Language and Science.

“The number of candidates with aggregate 42 or less has also increased by gender from 2021 to 2022. Additionally, there are more girls than boys with aggregate scores of 42 or less over the last three years. Nationwide, the total candidates with aggregate 42 or less stand at 49.7% in 2022 compared to 47.2% in 2021,” PS Mendy further disclosed.

Mendy, while comparing the last year’s result with this year’s, buttressed that the number of candidates with aggregate 42 or less increased across all regions in 2022, except region 1.

“Nationwide, the number rose from 12, 354 in 2021 to 13, 424 in 2022.”