THE results of the four exams sat by students last year are expected to be released to the public on Tuesday.
A female officer relayed the information to Solomon Star on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource’s permanent secretary, Dr Franco Rodie last Friday.
The officer said the PS was busy, but he said the results will be released on Monday after the Minister, John Moffat Fugui, signed it.
The exams include Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance (SISE), Solomon Islands Year 9 (SIY9), Solomon Islands School Certificate (SISC) and Solomon Islands National Form 6 School Certificate (SINF6SC).
One parent, who posted on Forum Solomon Islands facebook, requested the National Examination and Standards Unit (NESU) to confirm the date in the media quickly so they can prepare school fees, uniforms and stationery for their children ahead of the start of classes this month.
He believed the results may be delayed because students sat their exams in November.
In the meantime, Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has called on the Education ministry to award scholarships to Form 7 students with merits and not on political affiliations and wantok system.
MMF president, Charles Dausabea made this call as National Training Unit, National Training Council and senior officials in the ministry met on Wednesday to come up with final lists of new students who will undergo studies in various institutions in the Pacific like Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa and others.
M rDausabea said in the past people with poor Grade Point Averages (GPA) have been awarded the scholarships, leaving some top students to miss out.
He said this practice needs to be stopped now because the country needs bright and top students to further their studies so they can come back and contribute to the country’s development.
Meanwhile, all Form 7 students have already submitted their transcripts to NTU on Tuesday to allow the responsible bodies to scrutinise before awarding scholarships to them.
It was also understood that the 50 Members of Parliament (MPs) have also had discretion to select a number of students of their choice for the SIG scholarship, a scheme that many struggling parents flatly rejected.