Over one thousand students are expected to sit the annual Grade Six National
Assessment this week.

The ministry of education says that one thousand and ten students, 479 girls and 531 boys, are set to write the exams which begin this Thursday and continue on Friday.

This number represents a slight decrease, of 6 %, from last year when 1080 students sat the exam.

547 of the candidates attend schools in the Western District, while 127 are from the Eastern, 189 from the Southern and 237 from the Northern Districts.

On day one of the exams students will be tested on Language Arts and Social Studies, while on day two Mathematics and Science will be administered.

With the exception of Language Arts, all exams will be single multiple-choice papers.

The Language Arts examination will consist of two components; a sixty item multiple choice paper and a composition paper.