More than 400 students are sitting for their Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) at the UN compound in the capital Juba.
The week-long exams, that were scheduled for 16 December last year, started yesterday.
UN and partner organizations have been working in support of community elders and teachers to prepare the students to take those exams, including locating rooms for the exams,said a statement from the UN Media Centre
In one of its compounds, UN staff transformed the social centre, a place for staff to relax after work, into a makeshift exam hall with desks closely placed in near rows flanking a faded snooker table.
The fighting in South Sudan had lead to death of many innocent civilians and also displaced some 230,000 people, more than a quarter of whom are seeking refuge on UN bases.