The Deputy Minister of General Education and Instruction (MoGE&I) Martin Tako Moyi has warned of punitive measures to secondary schools which admitted fresh students prior to release of the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE).
“Such schools could be de-registered or their registration suspended, head teachers or teachers of state schools that have contravened the law could face disciplinary measures as well,” Moyi said on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Juba.
The CPE results were released on July 15th and some of these implicated secondary schools already started admitting senior one students in June.
Moyi named these secondary schools that illegally admitted senior one students as Promise land secondary school, Elite secondary school, Don Bosco, Salaam Secondary school, Excel academic secondary school, and Juba Diplomatic secondary school, and St. Lawrence secondary school.
Moyi said that the administrators of these implicated schools will be held accountable, adding that tough measures will be taken against them.
“The ministry of general education and instruction has learned with immense dismay that some secondary schools admitted some students to senior 1 prior to the release of the results of the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). It is important to note that transition from class to class or from primary school to secondary school in South Sudan’s education system is strictly based on academic performance of learners,” he disclosed.
Cirisio Zakaria Lado, the Minister of General Education and Instruction in Central Equatoria State, said that they have started working on the issue, adding that very soon they will come out with measures against these schools.