More than 80 candidates miss primary eight examinations in Abyei Administrative Area following deadly armed attacks


Primary Eight Pupils sitting for National Primary Examination

84 candidates have missed South Sudan primary leaving examination in Abyei Administrative Area.

The tests began on Monday in Abathok and Abyei town in Abyei Administrative Area.

But only 952 out of over 1000 registered primary eight pupils turned up.

Authorities attributed that the absenteeism to the recent attacks on Agok town that claimed twenty lives and caused mass displacement of civilians.

Due to fighting, examination centers in Agok are shut down.

Hon. Ajak Deng Miyen is the caretaker head of education, information, culture, youth and sports in Abyei.

He says pupils from two centers affected by conflict in Agok are sitting in Ganga primary school in Abathok or in Abyei town.

Mr. Ring Monydhang is the director of examination in the administration of education in Abyei.

He said pupils in Abyei town are sitting in Abyei boys’ primary school, Abyei girls’ primary school , Mulmul Primary complex school , and Abyei girls’ secondary school.

On Sunday evening government transported some pupils in Agok to Abyei town for their tests.

Agok got two centers namely,  Agok ECS primary school and Comboni Juoljok primary school.

1036 primary candidates including 430 female learners were registered for the national tests but over 50 failed to report.