The National examination and school inspection authority (NESA) reports released early this week indicate that 23 juvenile prisoners will do their exams in Nyagatare Prison.
This number is among the 254,678 candidates who are supposed to sit the national examinations at both primary and ordinary levels country-wide.
NESA reports say the children will do their exams in Juvenile Nyagatare prison.
It is on the fifth time since the juvenile prisoners are given the right to do national exams back in 2016 in Rwanda.
Back in 2018, all the children who did the exams in Nyagatare Juvenile Prison were later given presidential mercy and got released in 2019.
In 2019, juvenile prisoners performed better in their exams which sparked their presidential pardon by the president. The statistics released in the same year indicated that Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) announced that 13 children in Nyagatare Juvenile Prison who sat for primary school-leaving exams and 6 who sat for ‘O’level national exams performed so well that their marks fall only the first and second divisions.
The total number of candidates who started their national exam yesterday is 254,678 for the primary level and for the secondary level 122,320 for ordinary level, 50,888 for advanced level and 22,779 for TVT.