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.

Last year July, after concerns were raised, the Ministry revised the automatic promotion policy and said that secondary-level …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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