Shakawe rejects Venson-Moitoi�s decision � Arone

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okavango Bagalatia Arone says his constituents have rejected the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) offer to allow failed Shakawe Senior Secondary School students to re-sit their examinations.

Arone told Parliament on Friday that he had spoken to traditional leaders in the constituency following the ministry’s surprise announcement, and they told him they would not accept the ministry’s decision.

The MoESD announced the decision two days before Parliament was scheduled to debate the Arone sponsored motion, asking the ministry to allow the failed Shakawe SSS students to repeat. The students, the first to graduate from the troubled senior school, had the worst performance of the year, with a 7.4 pass rate in their Form Five exams.   Both the ministry and Arone agree that the students failed due to circumstances beyond their control, including a delayed completion of the school building, shortage of staff, shortage of facilities and equipment in specialised labs.

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