Automatic promotion restored for secondary schools
A year after revising an Automatic Promotion policy, the Ministry of Education is reinstating the policy.
In a memo dated July 14, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam instructed heads of schools and other officials to suspend the implementation of Circular No. 2/2014: Automatic Promotion/ Retention of Students to Secondary Schools until further notice. “All students in Secondary Schools will continue to be automatically promoted as per the pre-existing Circular No. 8/2009: Grade Repetition/ Retention and Automatic Promotion,” he said.
“Schools will be given clear instructions regarding action to be taken in relation to this policy in due course,” the memo added.