Kigali — Exams for Ordinary and advanced levels started in Kigali with figures indicating an increase in the number of candidates at both levels.
According to the Rwanda Education Board (REB), the body in charge of education affairs, candidates registered to sit for the O'level exams has increased by 4.8% from 80093 candidates in 2011 to 83920 this year.
The same trend has been recorded for the Advanced level enrollment with 33,806 candidates registered this year compared to 31734 who sat last year of which 4,374 are private candidates.
A total of 682 centres are being used for both levels with 381 centres allocated for O'level while 301 centres have been designated for Advanced level exams, this according to Emmanuel Muvunyi , the REB Deputy Director General in charge of Examinations and Accreditation.
Last month, over 170,000 primary school candidates sat for their leavers examinations.