News:Ministry Orders Schools To Cancel Entrance Tests And Wait For Grade 7 Results To Start Enrolment

<vote /> Secondary schools have been ordered to cancel entrance tests for the 2017 Form One pupils and wait for the Grade Seven public examination results to start enrolments.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Sylvia Utete-Masango, yesterday said it was illegal for schools to conduct entrance tests before the Grade Seven final examination results are out.

The permanent secretary said,

It’s government policy that schools should go by the Grade Seven public examination results for them to offer Form One places. Selection should be done on the basis of these results not the entrance tests that they’re conducting at their schools. All the schools that have conducted or are planning to conduct entrance tests are going against government policy. They must cancel the entrance tests and wait for the Grade Seven results. We’ll follow up through our structures and make sure that our provincial education directors monitor their schools.

The directive comes at a time when secondary schools in most parts of the country have started conducting Form One entrance tests as they prepare for next year.

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