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Extraordinary exams in Mozambique have again produced mass failures almost all over the country. Of the more than 10,000 applicants, only 2,000 succeeded in passing Grade 12.
Failed candidates have requested the correction guide, and that the Ministry of Education returns to the old manual correction system.
But the result sheets speak for themselves, revealing widespread failures in the many subjects examined – especially Physics and Mathematics.
Ministry of Education and Human Development figures indicate that 10,518 candidates were enrolled for 17,000 examinations, and only approximately 2,000 of them passed.
National Director of Certification and Equivalence Exams Feliciano Mahalambe blames lack of adequate preparation for the results.
The city and provinces of Maputo and Nampula produced the best results, Inhambane, Niassa and Tete provinces the worst.
The latest round of exams cost the government about one million meticais.
By Isabel ManhiçaSource: O País
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