The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE) in a press release sent to Daily Observer revealed that the results of the 2016 Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examinations (GABECE) are out.
According to the release, the Islamic Republic of The Gambia registered a total number of 22,513 students for the examination, of which 10,576 were male and 11, 917 were female candidates. The high number of girls that sat to the exams shows a tremendous improvemment of girls education in the country.
Isatou John of New Covenant Upper Basic and Mariama Jammeh of The Gambia Methodist Academy came out as best two candidates with a score of 1 (one) in all their nine subjects.
A total of 16 (sixteen) candidates scored aggregate 6 in 2016 GABECE exams of which 3 are from SOS Hermann Gmeiner; 3 from Presentation of St Mary’s; 2 from ABC Upper Basic; 1 from The Gambia Methodist Academy; 1 from New Covenant Upper Basic; 1 from Tallinding Upper Basic; 1 from Abuko Upper Basic; 1 from Sangajorr Basic Cycle; 1 from Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic; 1 from Brusubi Upper Basic; and 1 from Kaur Upper Basic.
The Ministry asks candidates to receive their individual results from their respective schools.
According to the release, admission to grade 10 should be based on passes in the core subjects to be decided by boards of governors and not exceeding aggregate 42.
by Alpha M Kamara