National Primary School Examination (NPSE) 2020

The 2020 National Primary School Examination (NPSE) results were released on Thursday 17 September 2020 after just 45 days for marking and processing. Duration of marking scrips habitually runs in excess of 100 days. This was specifically identified as a problem to be remedied by FCC’s NPSE 2019 data conference. 
The performance of the Freetown schools are as follows:

ENTRIES

The examination was conducted in 66 centres across the city.  The entries totaled 27,805 pupils of which 12,978(46.68%) were boys and 14,827 (53.32%) girls.  Entries for 2020 were 1,675 greater (741 boys, 934 girls) than for NPSE  2019. This is an increase of approximately 4.10% which is less than the national increase of 7.4%.
Candidates by region and gender were as follows:

Region TOTAL MALE FEMALE
East29,459 (20.1%)15,05614,403
North East + North West48,451 (33.1%)22,88325,568
South25,809 (17.6%)13,11212,697
West (Urban and rural)42,488 (29.9%)22,52619,962
Region TOTAL MALE FEMALE
East29,459 (20.1%)15,05614,403
North East + North West48,451 (33.1%)22,88325,568
South25,809 (17.6%)13,11212,697
West (Urban and rural)42,488 (29.9%)22,52619,962

PEFORMANCE

Performance of Candidates

The highest aggregate score obtained nationally in the 2020 NPSE was 367. The candidate was from the western area urban; this is above the highest aggregate score of 360 obtained in 2019 also from Municipality.
The Western Area Urban put forward 23,636 candidates, comprising 11,134 boys and 12,502 girls, that topped the pass mark of 230  in 2020. This corresponds to an overall pass rate of 85% which was the best in the country. The boys pass rate was 85.86% and a girls pass rate was 84.39%.  

The top  candidates in Freetown and nationally are as follows:

Region Primary School Candidate. Number Candidate Name Sex Aggregate Rank
WestInternational School Ltd., (Prim)203001001Akibo-Betts GiseleF3671st
WestProvidence Int. Elem., B/Fields214010011Collier Aminata E.F3662nd
WestTower Hill Kindgarten & Pri Sch203007010Dukuray -Jalloh SolangeM3653rd
WestModern Element., Congo Cross205008059Smith, Joshua Olufemi GeorgeM3653rd
WestEva Houston Prep.Sch.Kissy234003007Conteh Zainab .H.E.F3653rd
Region Primary School Candidate. Number Candidate Name Sex Aggregate Rank
WestInternational School Ltd., (Prim)203001001Akibo-Betts GiseleF3671st
WestProvidence Int. Elem., B/Fields214010011Collier Aminata E.F3662nd
WestTower Hill Kindgarten & Pri Sch203007010Dukuray -Jalloh SolangeM3653rd
WestModern Element., Congo Cross205008059Smith, Joshua Olufemi GeorgeM3653rd
WestEva Houston Prep.Sch.Kissy234003007Conteh Zainab .H.E.F3653rd

Performance of Schools

195 out 582 schools (33.51%) had 100% pass rates. This is above the national average of 19%. Only 1 school had a pass rate of less than 10%. There was no school in the municipality whose pass rate was 0%. The regional distribution of schools with 100% pass rates is as follows:

Region Schools With 100% Pass Rate
East161
North248
South99
West Urban195
Region Schools With 100% Pass Rate
East161
North248
South99
West Urban195

The top 10 schools nation-wide were all from Freetown as follows:

Region School Number Primary School Sat Average Aggregate Passes Pass Rate
West214010Providence Int. Elem. Sch., B/Fields52339.552100.00%
West244007Jewels Model Prep, Ftn15339.515100.00%
West203003Leone Preparatory School B/Fields30336.630100.00%
West276009Gethsemane Praise Acad Pri., Goderich13335.713100.00%
West259003UCC Pri., Tower Hill40333.040100.00%
West234003Eva Houston Prep., Kissy43331.543100.00%
West264005Mother Esther Prep., Mamba Ridge38331.138100.00%
West215018Filmond Prep.30330.730100.00%
West204006Dele Nursery & Prep., W/Ton31330.531100.00%
West263002Kids Zone Academy Pre. & Pri., Wilberforce3330.33100.00%
Region School Number Primary School Sat Average Aggregate Passes Pass Rate
West214010Providence Int. Elem. Sch., B/Fields52339.552100.00%
West244007Jewels Model Prep, Ftn15339.515100.00%
West203003Leone Preparatory School B/Fields30336.630100.00%
West276009Gethsemane Praise Acad Pri., Goderich13335.713100.00%
West259003UCC Pri., Tower Hill40333.040100.00%
West234003Eva Houston Prep., Kissy43331.543100.00%
West264005Mother Esther Prep., Mamba Ridge38331.138100.00%
West215018Filmond Prep.30330.730100.00%
West204006Dele Nursery & Prep., W/Ton31330.531100.00%
West263002Kids Zone Academy Pre. & Pri., Wilberforce3330.33100.00%

Performance in Papers

As expected the average mark for the different papers was above 50. It is noticeable that the average score for boys is higher than girls for every paper except English.

Sex Ent Sat Avg Of QA Avg Of VA Avg Of MATHEMATICS Avg Of ENG Avg Of GS Avg Of AGG
F14,82714,81453.8953.9551.5754.9850.98265.29
M12,97812,96755.1154.4552.0254.9751.18267.66
Sex Ent Sat Avg Of QA Avg Of VA Avg Of MATHEMATICS Avg Of ENG Avg Of GS Avg Of AGG
F14,82714,81453.8953.9551.5754.9850.98265.29
M12,97812,96755.1154.4552.0254.9751.18267.66

The performance of the Western Area is better than the other regions generally, and in each of the individual subjects..


Figures and analysis courtesy of MBSSE

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