Nearly 90 percent of ninth graders in Haiti passed their state exams. Photo credit: Georges H. Rouzier
Nearly 90 percent of ninth graders in Haiti passed their state exams. Photo credit: Georges H. Rouzier

Ninety percent of ninth graders who took the national exams passed, according to the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training. That’s 179,819 of the 197,845 students tested.

The number is remarkable given that state teachers stopped reporting to class in August in a boycott to demand better pay.

The Northwestern region’s students had the highest rate of success, as 97.62 percent of their students passed. The Artibonite Department had the lowest passing rate, at 85.07 percent. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League and other local soccer leagues in New York. After...

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  1. Good afternoon, it would help if you put dates on your articles. How is one supposed to know when the event occurred.

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