Bureau Reveals Schedual for Grade 6 and 8 Exams in Addis

Addis Ababa education bureau has announced the schedule for citywide grade 6 and grade 8 exit exams.

The 6-2-4 education system was reintroduced in Ethiopia four years ago, scraping off 8 years of primary schooling and grade 10th national exam.

The system involves six-year primary and two-year junior secondary schooling followed by four years of secondary school.

Authorities use the 6th-grade regional exam as the first cycle assessment ahead of the grade 8 and grade 12 exams.

This year, nearly the same numbers of grade 6 and Grade 8 students will take the exams in Addis Ababa.

A total of 75, 100 grade 8 students will first sit for the exam on June 26 and 27, the City education bureau says.

The results will determine whether they can go on to High School.

A week later, another 75, 087 grade 6th students will sit for a regional exam on July 3 and 4, the bureau states.

It will help authorities assess students before passing to junior secondary schooling.

Ahead the two citywide exams, schools in the capital urged to give model exams to their students on time and in partnership with education offices in their respective sub city.

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