GIS - Dec 12, 2012: The Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) 2012 results were made public today. Out of 22 697 pupils who took part in these exams 15 613 have passed.
During a press conference held yesterday in Port Louis the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Dr V. Bunwaree, announced that from this year results in terms of percentage will be presented in a new way so as to reflect the figures of the total number of passes of pupils from the same cohort.
Minister Bunwaree explained that pupils belonging to the same cohort are those who joined Std I in the same year, and that some passed CPE after six years and others after seven years of primary schooling.
To get the real figure of passes for a specific year those factors should be taken in consideration as a number of repeaters do pass their exams on second sitting, the percentage of pass of the cohort would be considered as the official figure, said Minister Bunwaree.
For 2012, 18 015 candidates took the CPE exams on first sitting and 76.44% passed.