The number of Otago secondary schools failing to meet the
national average pass rate in all levels of NCEA continues to
rise, recently released statistics from the New Zealand
Qualifications Authority show.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has advised schools
how it intends to manage the fallout from the bungled NCEA
level 1 German examination and a power failure which
interrupted several examination sessions.
The same thing happens almost every year at this time - when
senior secondary school pupils have to stay indoors and study
for NCEA examinations, the sun invariably comes out and the
mercury rises into the 20s.
The final analysis of the Ministry of Education's 2012 NCEA
data shows the percentage of Otago pupils leaving school with
an NCEA level 2 qualification remains among the highest in
the country - and the rates are continuing to increase.