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TSC 2019 continues downward trend in national exams pass rate

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 14/01/2020

The Ministry of Education and Training have announced the official release of the results of the Tonga School Certificate (TSC) 2019 – the national exam for fifth form students.

There were 30 schools (14 schools in Tongatapu and 16 from the outer-islands) that offered the TSC examinations, of which a total of 1970 candidates were registered. This is a substantial decrease from a total of 2039 candidates in 2018.

The overall pass rate for TSC 2019 is 27%. This is a drop from the rate of 33% in 2018.

The best performing school is Tonga High School with 86% pass rate.

The most improved school from 2018 to 2019 was St. Joseph Community College in Ha’apai with 31% pass rate, which is a 27% improvement from 2018.

The school with the most candidates enrolled in the TSC was Liahona High School with a total of 233 candidates.

The results were released to the schools yesterday and can be picked up from the respective schools today.

The results of the candidates are shown by Grades only.

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