Secretary Kombra announces 2021 dates for Grades 12, 10 & 8 National Examinations

The National Examinations for grades 8, 10 & 12 students in the general education system, including private permitted schools will begin in the second week of October.

Secretary for the Department of Education Dr Uke Kombra announced the  published dates for the examinations as follows:  Grade 10 (LSSCE) Exam Dates: 11 – 15 October (One Week), Grade 12 (USSCE) Exam, 18 – 22 October (One Week) and Grade 8 (COBE) Exam 25-28 October, 2021 (4 days).

A total of 31, 817 Grade 12, 74, 982 Grade10, and 137,769 Grade 8 students are expected to sit the national examinations. This data includes a few students with special needs especially in grade 8 and 10.

“I expect all examinations this year to be mal-practices free as was the case in the last few years.


“Every child entering our schools should be allowed an even ‘playing field’ to grow and become the person that they deserve to be”, Dr. Kombra said.

The Department is urging all citizens to work together to eliminate cheating in the national examinations as cheating and other mal-practices discredit our efforts to improve our country’s education system, thus bringing our country’s  examination and certification system into disrepute.

Dr. Kombra said that he is confident the students have prepared well, as there was minimal disruptions to teaching and learning this year compared to last year.  

“I thank and appreciate all our Parents, Teachers, School Inspectors, Guidance Officers, Schools Governing Board Members, Provincial Education Advisors and other Stake holders for your dedication and commitment towards the successful completion of the school year,” the Secretary said.

The Grade 10 results will be released to the Grade 11 Selection Conference on the 5th of December and the Grade 12 results will be released to the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) on the 12th of December.

Grade 8 results will be taken care of by the respective Provinces and the Certificates will be sent to the schools/provinces by the 3rd week of December, 2021.

“I wish every grade 10, 12 and 8 student all the best in the coming national examinations, and also in their future endeavors,” Dr. Kombra said.