Though the National Council for Technical Vocational and other Academic Awards (NCTVA) examination has started few days back with practicals, tough and highly attended exams will commence on the 29 August at the Port Loko Campus.

In that vein, exam officials both from the campus and NCTVA holds an orientation session with students at the new auditorium on Monday August 28. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Babah Kamara head of exams office said that previous primary exams carry 65 percent and the NCTVA in particular is going for 35 percent as a way of encouraging them, but warned that if students are having reference, high grade or involving in previous exams malpractice will not qualify for the exam.

The representatives from NCTVA underscored some of the key rules to abide by. First, being at the exams hall 30 minutes before the start. Also, having an ID card and all necessary materials like pen, pencil etc to prevent disturbances is demanded. Again, no Mobil phone, impersonation, and challenging the exams authorities will be allowed.

Exams officials as well mentioned that lactating mother’s are at liberty to bring their babies around the perimeters of the exams place to quickly attend to them if the need arises.

Before the closure of the meeting, students were given the opportunity to raise questions and concerns, and were responded to amicably.