It also announced that the Grade 12 Ordinary Level results would be released no later than 15 January 2016.
“Tremendous progress had been made by the Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment to bring the release of the Grade 12 Ordinary Level as near as possible to the Grade 10 and Grade 12 Higher Level results.”
The Ministry said this year 48 989 candidates comprising of 37 457 full-time and 11 532 part-time candidates were registered for Junior Secondary Certificate (Grade 10) examination at 1674 Junior Secondary schools and 216 part-time tuition centres.
“The number of Grade 10 full-time candidates and part-time candidates increased by 2643 (5.7 percent) if compared to 2014 candidates.”
“The number of markers who were involved in the marking of the Grade 10 answer scripts was 1914 in 2015,” said the Ministry.
The ministry said a total of 13,172 of the 61,159 candidates (full-time and part-time combined) entered for one or more NSSC Higher Level subjects and the number of Higher Level candidates increased by 1093 (8.9 percent) compared to 2014.
“A total number of 240 markers were involved in the marking of the Grade 12 Higher Level subjects.