Showing posts with label Examination marking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Examination marking. Show all posts

2021/2022 NCEA results released - New Zealand

More than 160,000 students can now view their 2021 NCEA results on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website. The results are available as of the 20th of January 2022.

The marked exam papers and NZ Scholarship Exam results will be available in late January and early February, respectively.

NCEA results 2021



The 2021 NCEA exams were delayed by two weeks due to the Covid-19 lockdown. In addition, significantly fewer students showed up to sit for the exams.

Students can access their NCEA results online at the NZQA website. 

How to check your exam results on NZQA student portal

  • Visit to the NZQA website.
  • Click on 'Students and Learners Login'.
  • Enter Email or Username.
  • Click Login.
That it!

If you have difficulty accessing your results, contact NZQA.
NZQA NCEA results 2022/2021

Need help with 2021 NCEA results

NZQA’s call centre will stay open until 8pm tonight; and has been expanded with trained staff to ensure we can answer students’ queries about their results, as well as a specialist team of experienced advisors to offer further guidance.

Contact NZQA

Students unsure of their National Student Number (NSN) or Student Login password can contact NZQA’s contact centre:

  • through the website’s ‘chat’ function,
  • on 0800 697 296 or 
  • by emailing helpdesk@nzqa.govt.nz. 
For privacy reasons, NZQA can give results and NSNs only to the students themselves.


2021/2022 NCEA marked papers, reviews & considerations

Students can view marked NCEA exams through the Student Login from 31 January 2022, a change from previous years, where these have been returned through the post.

After their marked papers are available, students have until 25 February to apply for a review or reconsideration.


What time does New Zealand Scholarship exams results come out?

Students who sat New Zealand Scholarship exams will be able to view their results online from 10 February 2022, and after papers are returned, can apply for a review or reconsideration until 4 March 2022.


Readers note:

This information is provided for the benefit of our visitors from New Zealand. This information is updated to fit the format we use on PNG Insight. If you have any questions relating to the 2022 NCEA exam results, please contact NZAQ directly.

PNG Written Expression Papers and Dates

The Grade 10 and 12 students do their Written Expression Examination (WEX) every year in June and August, respectively.

The Written Expression Examination for this year is as follows:

  • Grade 10 Written Expression Examination is on the 2nd of June 2022 and
  • Grade 12 Written Expression Examination is on the 1st of August 2022.
  • See the national exam dates for Grade 8, 10 and 12
png grade 10 written expression exam papers

Where to get the Written Expression Exam Papers?

The WEX past exam papers are available in schools. You will have used the past year's paper in your Mock Exam. 

So, in preparations for your Grade 10 (or Grade 12) WEX papers (which is your first proper national examination), you should ask your English and Literature teacher for a copy.

This will help you familiarise yourself with the type of reading materials (scripts)  and format that you are likely to come across in the real exam.

Who sets the Written Expression Examinations?

The Department of Education, though the Measurement Services Division, sets the WEX for Grade 10. 

The Grade 12 WEX is set by an external (English and Literature) subject expert from the University of Goroka.

The Education department depends on provincial education officials and schools to conduct the examinations.  

Students have been encouraged to give their best in honesty and let their talents shine through.

How do markers mark the Written Expression?

Selected English teachers mark the Grade 10 written expression exam papers in each province. On completion, the provincial examination officer in the province sends the marks to the MSD office in Port Moresby. 

As for the Grade 12 WEX, the MSD selects English and Literature teachers from each province as markers. The markers go to Port Moresby for a week to mark the WEX papers.

They mark the WEX papers in regional groups - Southern, Momase, New Guinea Islands and Highlands.

It is an intensive marking where the papers undergo several checks before the final marks are awarded to each script.

Grade 10 & 12 Written Expression concerns

Provincial authorities and schools have the duty to run a fair and cheat-free written expression examination. 

The education department often encouraged local education authorities to be vigilant and security conscious from the storage in school to the actual completion of the Examination. 

To ensure the smooth running of the examination, the Head Teachers, Principals and Deputies are advised to remain within the school campus during the conduct of all Examinations.

However, many principals, headteachers and deputies tend to leave the school grounds on exam days.

Who ensures cheat-free exams in PNG?

The following provincial education officials and school heads are responsible for a cheat-free and fair Grade 10 and Grade 12 written expression examination, nationwide.

  • Provincial Education Advisers, 
  • Provincial Examination Supervisors, 
  • Senior Secondary Schools’ Inspectors, 
  • Guidance Officers, 
  • Principals of Secondary Schools
  • Head Teachers of all Provincial High Schools.

For the Grade 10 and Grade 12 students sitting the National Written Expression Examinations this year, we wish you 'all the best!'

Grade 11 NSSCO (NEW) Results 2022/2021 NAMIBIA

 Namibia has a similar timetable for examinations and release of Grade 11 results to PNG exams and online results. At this time, many parents and students are visiting this education website. 

We want to *redirect* our visitors from Namibia, who are checking the 2021/2022 Grade 11 NSSCO Results, to the right result place to access the results. 

NOTE: We also know that Namibia education system, especially the examination Grades are undergoing some latest changes. There are also leakages of the 2021 exam question papers, so the links below are stories we are following - check them out!

grade 11results 2021 ordinary level
Namibia Ministry of Education | My results Online Home Page

So, if you are a visitor from Namibia checking for the 2020 Grade 10 JSC examination results, we hope you find this useful.

See below for the direct links to the 2 online result pages.

Key facts about Namibia Examinations

  • The Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment and Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture conducts the annual Grade 11 exam.
  • Grade 11 students are certified through the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO, new)  Exams
  • Grades 11 students sat for the examinations in October/November every year. 2020 is the first year of NSSCAS exams.
  • Results are released to students early in February of the following year.
  • The NSSCO 2021 Grade 11 Results can be accessed in two ways: either by text message or on the Internet (online results).

When are the results for Grade 11 coming out?

 It is not clearly known when exactly MoEAC will release the results. But based on last year's experience, the ministry made the announcement on 4th February 2021, and the candidates accessed their results on the 5th of February 2021

That possibly means that the 2021/2022 Grade 11 NCCSO (new) and NSSCA (new) will come out in early February 2022, IF the education ministry sticks to its plan. 

We will let you know when we get any confirmed dates.

    How to Check 2021/2022 Grade 11 Results: Online results 

    The examination results for Grade 11 NSSCO may be obtained using the online result web application called MY RESULTS ONLINE. 

    Accessing the Grade Grade 11 NSSCO results is easier for students and parents/guardians with internet connections. Follow these quick steps for easy access:
    • Launch My Results Online web application on the Namibia Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. 
    • Open on a new browser.
    • Follow the example shown on the screenshot shown. (Important: If you have difficulty with login, contact the ministry reps directly for assistance)
    Here is what the Ministry of Education (Namibia) had to say about attempting to obtain the final results online.

    Please Note:

    You need to obtain your final results from your school or institution as the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture shall not be liable for any damages or loss, whether direct or indirect, arising out of the use of or omissions in response to the enquiry made herein or for any consequential damages, loss of profit or special damages arising out of the exam results provided or any use thereof.

    More info:

    More clarity regarding the exam results provided by this service or additional information about your results can be obtained from the:

    Public Relations Officer
    Johanna Absalom
    Contact: 061- 293 3358
    Ministry of Education.

    How to Check 2021/202 Grade 11 Results: SMS

    The examination results for Grade 11 NSSCO can be obtained using an SMS or text message. There are two formats for using the short text messaging services: either by name or examination number. 

    If you use the SMS service, your surname, name and results will be displayed on your screen

    SMS using 'name':
    • Go message tab on your phone,
    • Type your: ExamLevel*space*Surname*Space*FirstName
    • Send to 2929, 99099 or 55755 
    (a) Example of Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary result for  student Siki Man:  NSSCO Siki Man

    SMS using 'examination number':
    • Go to message tab on your phone, 
    • Type your: ExamLevel*Space*examination number
    • Send to 2929, 99099 or 55755 
    (b) Example for Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary exam results: NSSCO 10HE250025

    Grade 11 NSSCO results 2021
    CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR THE LATEST ON NAMIBIA EXAM RESULTS 2021


    Where to access the online result 2021/2022 Grade 11 Results

    There are TWO online websites where you can access the Grade 10 results for 2020

      Where to get instructional help

      We found the information on Namibia National Assessment and Examination very helpful when researching for this article. Click Here (My Exam Online). 

      We hope that our visitors from Namibia have found the information useful. Please leave a message below to let us know that you have been here.

      Click on the links for info on the Senior Secondary Certificates for Higher (NSSCH, old) and Ordinary (NCCSO, new) levels and Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (NSSCAS, new).

      Wish you all the best and good luck. 

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      2021/2022 NESA Exam Results Rwanda

      NESA Rwanda Exam 2021 Results is the work of the National Education and School Inspection Authority of Rwanda. This statutory body organises and runs school inspections and examinations (P6, S3, S6 GE, TVET or TTCand reports on them to the people and govt of Rwanda. 

      IMPORTANT: We are an education blog and do get some visitors from Rwanda and Africa, generally. This article serves as an info-service for our visitors from the beautiful country of Rwanda. 

      NESA EXAM RESULTS 2021 RWANDA


      NESA Rwanda Exam 2021 Results

      The National Education and School Inspection Authority (NESA) of Rwanda has a nice website with up-to-date information for exam takers, schools and other stakeholders.

      We would advise you to check out NESA website for any latest news and updates in regards to 2021/2022 NESA Exam Results.

      If you would like to check your results ONLINE or by SMS, you'll find the steps below helpful.

      How to Check NESA Rwanda Exam 2021 Results online?

      Go to >>> http://results.nesa.gov.rw

      1. Choose a 'Level' (P6, S3, S6 GE, TVET or TTC),

      2. Enter 'Registration' Number (You candidate/index number)

      3. Click on the blue 'search button'

      Now your selected NESA National Examinations Results will appear. You can download the result or print it for future use.

      How to Check NESA Rwanda Exam 2021 Results by SMS?

      Students can access their 2021 NESA Rwanda exam results by SMS to 4891.

       P6, S3 and S6 – index number and send SMS to 4891. Here is how to do it:

      1) Open your text message box.

      2) Enter the SMS number: '4891'

      3) Enter 'level' and 'registration number (NO SPACE)

      4) Press 'send'.

      NESA Result by SMS

      There may be a network charge for this service, your results will be sent to your phone. 

      When does NESA Rwanda results for P6, S3, S6 GE, TVET or TTC come out?

      The October 2021 exams marking and compiling of the marks must take place before NESA releases the marks. 

      You can go to this page (http://results.nesa.gov.rw) or use the steps above to check if your results are available online or not. 

      Contact NESA Rwanda

      You can contact NESA on email info@nesa.gov.rw or reach the Rwanda Ministry of Education on Twitter via the handle @Rwanda_Edu

      We hope you find this info helpful. If you are coming from Rwanda, please leave a message below and let us know what you think. This will help us to provide the relevant information in regards to the NESA Exam Results from your country.

      Grade 9 Selection List for 2022 High and Secondary Schools

      Many parents will be wondering about the final Grade 9 selection list for 2022. It can be a struggle to find out, especially if you do not know who to ask. 

      Here is some information about the selection of Grade 9 students to high and secondary schools in PNG. It gives details of the Grade 8 exams, exam results and Grade 9 selection.

      Grade 11 selection info and updates


      Grade 9 Selection in PNG

      The Grade 9 selection is based on the students' internal marks (school-based) and external marks (examination marks). Grade 8 Students wanting to go to the top secondary and high schools must do well in both internal and external assessments.

      It is important to understand that, though the Grade 8 examination is set by the National Department of Education in Port Moresby, the Grade 8 examinations and Grade 9 selection is decentralised to the provinces in the country. Hence, the running of the exam and selecting students to Grade 9 is done at the provinces, by the provincial education board in collaboration with heads of Primary Schools.

      Recommended: Read about the Grade 11 selections and PNG Tertiary Institutions selections


      Provincial Education Board & Grade 9 Selections Lists 2022

      The education officers, in collaboration with headteachers and Grade 8 teachers, in the provinces are in charge of: 

      • exam security, 
      • conducting and marking the exams, 
      • quality-checking the Grade 8 exam results,
      • selecting students to Grade 9, and 
      • reporting to the Education Department.

      Provincial Examination Supervisor (Grade 8 PES)

      The key person in the province responsible for the smooth flow of the Grade 8 examinations is the Provincial Examination Supervisor (PES). The Grade 8 PES is a national education officer, as the inspectors and Guidance Officers, but based in the provinces. 

      The PES liaises with Measurement Services Division matters pertaining to exams, students school data, conducting of exams, reporting on exams and gives feedback on exam-related issues.

      Grade 8 Examinations in Primary Schools

      The following examinations are taken at Grade 8 students at the end of Primary Schools:


      Grade 9 selection 2021


      Grade 8 Certificate of Basic Education Examination (CoBEE)

      Every Grade 9 student in the country should have a Certificate of Basic Education Examination (CoBEE). Many provinces have failed to issue the CoBEE. If you a parent/student from one of these provinces, demand that your children get the certificate. It is an important achievement.

      Some people thought that CoBEE was not necessary because of its limited uses. However, wouldn't it be right for the Grade 8 students to celebrate 8 years of Primary School education with an award? 

      Like the other certificates of merit, the Grade 8 certificate marks a milestone in a child's education journey. Each province, and provincial education board in the country, should prioritise this award and issue the certificate to Grade 8 school leavers. 


      Grade 9 Selections to Secondary Schools 2022

      Potential Grade 9 students can check their Grade 8 exam results at the provincial education office. Usually, the PES and Headteachers have access to the final results.

      Parents should go through the schools/headteachers if they want to address any exam-related queries. The schools will raise their concern with PES and get an answer for them.

      As mentioned earlier, PES is the key person in the province. He is the 'glue' that binds the Grade 8 exams results and Grade 9 selection - the go-to person - in the provinces.


      New Grade 9 Students' Placement for 2022

      In some instances, many secondary schools and high schools have feeder schools. The system allows for Grade 8 students to transition to Grade 9. Such transition (the Grade 8 to Grade 9 transition) makes it easier for parents to find out if their children have continued to Grade 9, or not.

      Some top high and secondary school principals prefer the best Grade 8 students in the province. If you know that your child does well in the Grade 8 examination  (and is not selected to the local high school), check with the top secondary schools in the province. The schools may have picked him/her.

      Parents and citizens in NCD, Central, Morobe and other main centres will have difficulty finding out their children's Grade 9 placement for 2022. The best place to check is the provincial education office. Ask for the Grade 8 PES or the chairperson of the Provincial Grade 9 Selection Committee and speak to them calmly. They will help you. 

      Leave a comment below in regards to this article if you have questions or wish to add value to this discussion.


      About PNG Insight

      PNG Insight is an education blog. It aims to highlight the key developments in the education sector in Papua New Guinea. Started in 2014 on Google's blogger (now self-hosted on WordPress), PNG Insight strives to be a platform for critical thinking and discussions; and a source of information.

      You can follow us on Twitter (@PNG_Insight) for the information on Education and Development in Papua New Guinea.


      How to Check Matric Results Online 2022

      The 3 ways to get 2022 matric results are pointers to help our South African visitors who are visiting us at this time. We hope you find the information, as well as the 3 ways to receive matrics results useful.

      Matric Results 2022
      South Africa | Department of Basic Education 

      1. Get 2022 Matric Results at School

      Students can collect results from their schools in some provinces. Schools will apply strict COVID-19 control measures. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said Covid-19 protocols would apply. 

      The Matics class (2022 NSC Grade 12) will have to mask up before going to get their results on/after Tuesday 23rd February. Please, contact your schools prior to going there. Ask about the COVID19 measures they are implementing to avoid any inconvenience on arrival at your school.


      2. How to check 2022 Matric results online

      The department of education has released procedures on how to check the 2022 matric results online. Matriculants who are thinking of checking the matric results online, check out the 3 online platforms. The 3 websites are:

      • Department of Basic Education website (Visit DBE website; Login using your exam number, personal details such as the names and the home language)
      • News24 website (Visit the website; Enter your examination number in the provided field; Select the type of exam, either IEB or NSC; Search the results to get your results)
      • IEB website (Visit IEB website; Key in your exam number and the date of birth in the space provided; Submit your request to access the results)

      Note that the traffic to the websites may be high causing delays in response time. The best way is to be patient and wait for the results to show on your screen as it is expected.

      The exam number which is your candidate number should have 13 digits.

      3. How to get 2022 NSC Grade 12 Results via USSD or SMS

      Matriculants from the registered provinces can receive their results through USSD quick codes of 182 characters or SMS lines. The matrix results for 2022 will happen in real-time, as they are released to the students.

      The USSD and SMS platforms are run by SABC. Students are requested to register in advance using the results service released by SABC. To register on, 

      • USSD, simply dial *120*45856# enter your exam number to register; this will cost you R1-50 per minute)

      • SMS, your exam number to 45856 (the system will verify your details, and you will be charged R1-50 per message)

      Get help with 2022 NSC Grade 12 Results

      The Department of Basic Education staff and support staff will provide help to students and stakeholders who may face problems accessing their results online or via USSD and SMS. The best way to get help would be to, directly, contact your school or provincial education authority. 

      In case you want to get in touch with DBE, send an email to webmaster@dbe.gov.za

      In our research for this article to help our visitors from South Africa, we found out that the best place to check your results and get help is at the DBE website. Visit the home page or read the latest news updates here

      We also find this article about the Matric results at the Matric College website useful. 

      Last year's NSC Results Update

      The National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results will officially be released on the 20th of February 2022.

      Official reports have confirmed that the Minister of Basic Education will announce the release of the 2021 matric results on the 20th of January after Pretoria High Court ruled that the exam results are a 'matter of public interest'. 

      Grade 12 students can access their online results on the 21st of January 2022 online or via SMS, USSD, newspapers or at their examination centres. 

      Make sure you have your 13 digits matric exam number at hand when checking your results.

      We wish you all the best!

      Students Taking Exams: 63, 535 Grade 10 Students, 24, 710 Grade 12 Students and 124, 095 Grade 8 Students

      A total of 212,340 students in Grades 8, 10 and 12 are going to sit their final examinations starting next week with the Lower Secondary School Certificate Examination (Grade 10).
      A total of 63, 535 Grade 10 students will sit the examination which starts on Monday, October 10 and ends on Friday, October 14.


      Following that, the Upper Secondary School Certificate Examinations (Grade 12) begins on Monday, October 17 and ends on Wednesday, October 26. A total of 24, 710 students are sitting this exam.

      The Basic Education Examination will follow on Monday, October 24 and ends on Thursday, October 27. This exam will see a total of 124, 095 Grade 8 students throughout the country sitting for it.

      Acting Education Secretary Dr. Uke Kombra, PhD said these examinations are very important for the students because they contribute to their final assessments for the year.
      Click on the image to see 2015 figures 

      “School assessments are very important because they determine whether students can be selected to the next level of education or get employed,” Dr Kombra added.

      He urged parents, guardians and teachers to give as much support as possible to help students sit these examinations.

      The Acting Secretary also reminded everyone to ensure that there is no cheating in these examinations.

      “The penalty for cheating or assisting to cheat in the National Examination is Non Certification. I urge the External invigilators, Schools and Standards Officers to report any malpractices to the Measurement Services Division for analysis and action,” said Dr Kombra.

      He urged all concerned parties to make every effort to give all the students and schools “a fair go” and to be honest and sayNOto examination cheating.
      2016
      “On behalf of the Department of Education I wish all our Grade 10, 12 and 8 students the very best in their examinations," said Dr Kombra.

      NOTE: To compare the figures for the past years, click on the image or follow this link.

      Source: Loop Author 17:45, October 8, 2016

      CHEATING: EXAMINATION BODY LIKE EDEXCEL, AQA (UK) OR NSW BoS (AUSTRALIA) CAN IMPROVE STANDARD



      2015 Legal Studies Paper  Appeared Online Before The Exam. Source: Facebook

      Past and present reports have indicated students bought exam papers prior to sitting examinations. Someone along the chain of conducting national examinations (preparing, printing, storing, transporting/storing and taking exams) deliberately leaked them to sell, a serious breach of trust.


      Another area where not exam papers, but exam questions are likely to be leaked is during setting (or compiling) exams. Teachers and lecturers (the exam writers) who are usually swept away to set exam questions - are they trustworthy? 

      Apparently, possibilities for tempering with these important documents are many. An article here explains where exam papers are stolen, the hotspots.

      You may have realised that pinpointing a hotspot is quite complicated. Many people are involved. Education secretaries and ministers have failed to sort out this mess. No wonder it has been happening (and continues to happen) for many years.

      2013 and 2014 were worst years of cheating. Many schools in Highlands were alleged to have cheated. Students in Enga and Simbu were left out of selection to tertiary institutions as a result. I remember Enga governor took that matter to court. School boards from two schools in Simbu alleged to have cheated also took the matter to court.

      2014 Maths A Leaked Questions Discussed on Facebook
      A clear case of cheating happened last year when a teacher admitted to be given 10 Maths A questions prior to Maths  examination. He later found out that those 10 questions appeared in the actual exam, word for word including the diagrams (Here is the link https://goo.gl/z21q9L).


      A recent case was also discussed in PNG teachers' Facebook group. This clearly showed legal studies exam paper (screen shot above) was circulated on the morning of Wednesday 21/10/2015.

      It is obvious (AGAIN) that papers are already out there  - in students hands - before they are taking the exam this year. What is Measurement Service Division (MSD) doing about it? What can the acting Education Secretary and minister do about this serious problem? 

      These examples are not intended to 'rub mud' on those responsible for examinations in the country, but to highlight their ignorance. Though there were widespread instances of cheating in successive years, nothing was DONE to stop it.

      Another area exam cheaters are having an easy ride is entry to major institutions like UPNG and UNITECH. Selectors seem to have no 'filter' for identifying cheats. Leaders at tertiary institutions have to stand at the door and identify who enters their institutions. Education leaders who do not want 'rotten apples' in their establishment must play their part.

      2015 exams started off with acting Education Secretary giving stern warning after newspapers reported cheating in Grade 10 Written Expression exam. So, what is going to happened when there are instances of exam papers floating around before exams?

      The acting Education Secretary must act his words when he said  “If a grade 10 or 12 student is found to have cheated, all the grade 10 or 12 students in the particular  school that the student belongs to will be penalised,” warned Dr Kombra.

      His words have no effect if nothing is done. In retrospect, in 2014 Enga governor and school administrators in Simbu fought tooth to nail to have their students considered for certification and selection. They knew it was unjust on other students who did not cheat. Penalising the whole school is 'just over the top'. Are we likely to see the acting secretary's words vaporise into thin air?

      Individuals involved in setting examinations to storage and delivery of exam papers are, seriously, jeopardising the whole process. They cannot be trusted any more. The signs are obvious, aren't they? But, we cannot go on blaming students, teachers, invigilators, principals or other individuals. Blaming ' that someone' in the system will not SOLVE the problem. If the education department wants to halt cheating, it has to start thinking outside the box.

      Measurement Service Division (formerly Measurement Service Unit and Measurement Service Board) tasked to make examination epitome shrouded in secrecy has failed on its responsibility. This division lacks the ability to safeguard exam papers. It has failed to deliver successful examinations. It has - time and time again - failed the government it is serving. The buck stops with MSD. It, surely, needs to shape up or ship out. 

      Prioritising this section of education division (MSD) is the best thing the government can do going forward - give it a fresh look. How can it be done?  Our leaders in politics and education do not have to look further than counties like Australia and UK.

      Establish an examination body (an agency) that is independent from and separate of the education department: yet one that is task to improve standard of examination as well as protecting it from tempering. Enable the examination body to employ and place people in strategic (full-time) positions throughout the country to make it work. 

      The examination organisation has to be empowered to  perform in all areas of internal assessments and examinations from elementary to secondary schools and tertiary institutions. The body must also be given the ability to collect internal and external assessment data and make informed reports. Overall, it must be a body that focuses on effective and efficient exertion of assessments and examinations, evaluations and reports.

      Edexcel and AQA in the UK, and NSW Board of Studies in Australia  are prime examples of such examination agencies. They are separate examining and awarding body focused on maintaining examination standards from setting questions to conducting, marking, evaluating, reporting and awarding merits.

      I do not think money is a matter of debate. The government has allocations for exams. Last year it allocated K1 million just for marking alone. MSB is a statutory division of the education department. There is funding allocation for it to function. So, there is no question about lack of funds. What is needed is a bit of foresight and the right human resource to make it work.

      Examinations are culminations of years of work from all stakeholders. Why can't PNG have a body capable of delivering successful examinations? 

      K1 Million for Marking Grade 12 Examination Papers: Consultants, NDoE and MSU To Give Back To PNG Government Factual Stats

      Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Education (NDoE) and Measurement Service Unit (MSU) should look forward to this month, just like Grade 12 teachers and principals would at this time. Every school representative gathers in the capital city for marking Grade 12 examination papers.

      Coming to Port Moresby is icing on the cake for many teachers. They have ‘slaved’ away in classrooms during the years preparing students for further education. What better way to start an early Christmas holiday with the visit to nation’s capital, a nice room in one of the expensive hotels and some spare coins from NDoE. Well deserved!

      Principals and school Board of Governors are anticipating tip-off from select markers on how well their students are performing.

      Take a look at how much one province spent on marking of Grade 10 exam papers. Morobe Provincial Government allocated K20 000 for Grade 10 marking which was exhausted before completion of marking. Apparently, marking resumed after two days.

      A senior marker said (see EMTV NEWS report) K30 000 was needed to complete the marking without any hindrance. He cautioned that due to additional papers from newly introduced subjects mean increase funding - a total funding to a tune of K50 000 was sufficient to cover all costs. 

      Obviously, marking of Grade 12 papers would require more money. So, how much would this cost the government? No one knows how much NDoE is planning to spend on this exercise to this date.

      NDoE will bring teachers to Port Moresby (how many teachers are involved in the marking?); NDoE must provide accommodation (where are markers living and what is the rate per night?); NDoE must feed the markers (how much does it cost per meal?); Logistics have to be provided (who provides it and how much does it cost?)

      One province put the estimated at K50 000. Think 22 provinces, it could probably cost PNG government more than K1 000 000.

      Is there anything ELSE the department, including its subsidiaries, can get out from the teachers? The answer is YES. Instead of depending on data given to the department (or use consultants to go out to each province to collect data),  NDoE could use this opportunity to gather vital data.

      By doing this, NDoE can use this data to avoid discrepancies by comparing them against the data from schools. This idea could also save time, effort, resource and money. 

      Why not collect much needed data whilst representatives from every secondary and national high school in the country is in Port Moresby? This is a good time to confirm the number of students given to NDoE. It is the right time to find out if 21 430 Grade 12 students are actually doing the exams.

      I showed irregularities in data presented by the education secretary where shocking discrepancies were highlighted when education officials accept data from schools. They should have their own research done - collated and confirmed - before advising government on development agendas in education.

      5 data NDoE can CONFIRM from teachers at marking venue:

      1) Total number students in each school
      2) Total number of teachers in each school
      3) Total Number of Students Intake from primary schools doing Grade 9 in 2015
      4) Total Number of Grade 12 students passing out
      5) Number of students sitting for each subject

      Education consultants,  NDoE and MSU can collect a whole lot of other data it needs when teachers and principals are in Port Moresby. Give to the government what the it can use to better plan for the future.


      http://www.unesco.org/education

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      PNG NDoE will work on a new 10-year plan, the National Education Plan 2015 - 2024. This will be the topic of my next post.