Government Fixes Age For Admission Into Secondary School
Information reaching naija news house has it that Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed Secondary School to start at age 12. This means that 13-year-olds and above may not be given admission.
The government said the decision became necessary owing to the rising cases of cultism in the state which has slipped into secondary schools.
The cut-off age was announced during a meeting of the Akwa Ibom state executive council held Thursday, July 8, 2021.
In attendance at the meeting which was led by the State Governor Udom Emmanuel include, Deputy Governor of the state, Moses Ekpo, Secretary to the State Government Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, Chief of Staff Ephraim Inyangeyen, Head of the Civil Service, Honourable Commissioners and Special Adviser.
It held at the executive council chambers of the governor’s office, Uyo.
Comrade Ini Ememobong, Commissioner for Information & Strategy said in a statement that “investigation has revealed that the surge [in cultism] is caused mainly by overaged students who are on a mission of mass recruitment of students into cult groups”.
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