The Minister of Education Dr. Vincent Biruta on Tuesday February 19, 2013 officially announced examination results for technical and professional training where over 90% of the candidates passed.
Out of 17,223 candidates who sat for A level technical and professional examinations, 15,664 candidates (90.95%) passed and qualified for the award of Advanced level Certificate in Technical and Professional Secondary Education.
The results show a remarkable performance of schools in rural districts including Kirehe, Gisagara, Rwamagana, Gicumbi and Kayonza compared to the schools in the city.
Compared to the pass rate of 90.8%, in 2011, there is a slight increase of 0.15% in the level of performance at the national level in the academic year 2012.
Male candidates shined in the exams. Out of 15,664 candidates who passed, 7,930 candidates (50.5%) are male, while 7,727 candidates (49.5%) are female.
Dr. Vincent Biruta commended this improvement seen in general performance and the increased number of female candidates who passed well in TVET examinations.
He further told the press that there is great opportunity in TVET as regards to self employment among the entire population.
Out of the 17,223 candidates who sat for the 2012 national TSS examinations, 548, representing (6.2%) were private candidates and among them, 348 passed, which represents a pass rate of 63.5% for private TVET schools.
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