88% pass 2016 national TVET exams

Up to 88.41 per cent of candidates who sat the 2016 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) national exams passed and qualify for an equivalent of A-Level certificate.
State Minister in charge of TVET Olivier Rwamukwaya(R) receives National examinations results from WDA Deputy Director General in charge of Training Irenee Nsengiyumva (Photo by The New Times)
The results were released, yesterday, along with those of A-Level in general education and Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).

Olivier Rwamukwaya, the state minister for TVET, said out of 24,086 candidates who registered, only 419, representing 1.74 per cent, were private candidates.

Rwamukwaya said that out of 24,074 candidates who sat TVET exams, 21,283, representing 88.41 per cent, passed and qualify for A2 level certificate proving they have completed TVET at secondary level.

If you compare performance by gender, boys beat their female counterparts as 90 per cent of males passed compared to 86 per cent of females; however, girls performed well in some professional trades,” said Rwamukwaya.

Candidates were grouped in 23 technical and professional trades, officials said.

In 2016 TVET National examinations, the number of candidates registered was 24,086; among them 23,667(98.26%) were School candidates and 419 (1.74%) Private candidates. Female candidates registered represent 44.53% (10,724) vs 55.47% (13,361) male candidates. In total 24,074 candidates (99.95%) sat for exams and  the number of exam papers in 2016 increased from 140 to 151 (7.86% increment). 

Out of 24,074 candidates who sat for TVET National exams, 21,283 candidates representing 88.41% passed and qualify for the certificate of A2. 191 Schools presented candidates in 2016 TVET National examinations, among them 57 are public or Government subsided and 134 are private. 

191 Schools presented candidates in 2016 TVET National examinations, among them 57 are public or Government subsided and 134 are private. In practical examinations 112 centers were used and 88 examination centers in written examinations.

Achieving 60 per cent of TVET

Minister Rwamukwaya said the Government is optimistic of achieving its target of having 60 per cent of learners enrolling for TVET by 2018

“Figures we have indicate that we are at 55 per cent as of last year’s enrolment and we are optimistic that we will achieve the target as more will be enrolling,” he said, adding that the Government will still work on improving learning environment, especially providing materials for practical courses.

Access to exam results and appeal


·      Results can be viewed online at http://www.wda.gov.rw/en/-exam-publication-view or by keying *775# on phone and following instructions or Call Toll-free number 4848.

·      Headmasters will collect results for their respective schools from WDA premises on 21st February,2017

·      Private Candidates will collect their result slips from WDA Office starting on 6th March,2017