Minister of Education Dr Derek Sikua signing the 2015 school placement results. Photo credit: SIBC.

Minister of Education Dr Derek Sikua signing the 2015 school placement results. Photo credit: SIBC.

The 2015 school placement results have been released today by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.

Education and Human Resource Development Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua signed the release of the 2015 school placements in the presence of a few of his executive and members of the media this morning.

The results include placements for Standard Six, Forms three and five.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, Education Minister Dr. Sikua acknowledged his staff for their efforts in making the results available earlier than usual this year.

“So I thank you for all the hard work, I know it’s not always easy But I think your efforts have shown that you have worked hard and that you are able to release the results much earlier than usual this year, so my sincere congratulations to you and your staff and the Ministry as a whole.”

SIBC News understands the National Examination Standard Unit has yet to release the Forms Six results due to some processing errors.

All Education Authorities in the country are due to receive the released results this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the National Examination Standard Unit (NESU) confirms 99 percent of Standard Six students have been placed to secondary schools this year.

NESU Director, Linda Daisy Wate says out of 11,600 students enrolled for Standard Six, only 18, aged between 11 and 12 are unplaced.

She says the transition rate for Forms Three shows 53 percent of students have advanced to Forms Four out 7,000 students enrolled.

Mrs Wate adds about 40 percent of Forms Five managed to get into Form Six this year, out of the more than 5,000 who were enrolled.

The NESU Director recommends that more effort should be put in senior secondary schools to increase their passing rate.

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