Education authorities have been popping champagne over what they say is a successful conduct of official exams in the Anglophone regions despites arsons, threats and ghost towns. But the fate of students and pupils in promotion classes still lies on a balance and that has made their joy short-lived . We have learnt government is considering a political decision for pupils and students in the North West and South West regions over their academic fate. Following the Anglophone crisis which has grounded schools in the Anglophone regions since November last year, the government will decide whether untaught students will move to the next class or repeat.
Secondary and Basic education Ministers are due to make a trip to the North West and South West regions in days ahead to discuss with regional officials on the fate of students and pupils in promotion classes on the issue. The resolution of this forum will be forwarded by the Ministers to government for a decision to be made.
Authorities of Confessional schools on their part say it is abnormal for untaught students to gain promotion. They maintain that the only measuring rod to rate students is exams and if there is no exams the they have to repeat. These religious schools were not part of this year's public exams because their students were not taught.
In the meantime, heads of Government primary, secondary and High schools were expected to send a detailed report of how their institutions have fared during the crisis to the Ministries of Basic and Secondary education . This will also enable Government better know the approach to take to decide the fate of pupils and students in these troubled regions.