Today, 46 of Chipua’s participants sat for the Qualifying Test (QT) national exam. The QT exam is designed to test their knowledge in five subject areas: Civics, History, Geography, Swahili and English. A passing grade will allow the students to continue in their studies through alternative education programs. The final weeks leading up to the test were extremely intense, spent diligently reviewing all the material that they had learned throughout the year, and the students endured many practice tests in order to make sure that they were as prepared as they could be.
The students were registered with the Examination Council in May and seats for 46 students were reserved and paid for at Biafraa High School.
On the assigned day the students walked together to Biafraa High School to sit for the test. Their faces showed a mixture of confidence, nerves, anxiety, and relief that the day had finally come.
“The pressure is too much,” sighed Saidi Ebrahi as he waited in front of the examination hall to be called in.
The test results will take several weeks/months to arrive but we are hopeful that many students will be successful. We are proud of the forty six students who showed that commitment and the dedication necessary to sit for the QT, and we wish them the best of luck!