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Yendi authorities ban 12 candidates from writing papers

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Issah Zakariah said the affected students, 11 boys and one girl were prevented from writing the papers as part of measures to curb the high rate of truancy in schools in the area.

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The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Issah Zakariah said the affected students, 11 boys and one girl were prevented from writing the exam as part of measures to curb the high rate of truancy in schools in the area.

“We realized that truancy is high in our schools and we decided that pragmatic measures have to be put in place to ensure that teachers and students are kept on their toes to see to it that the performance is improved,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.

The Yendi Municipal Assembly has observed that over the years, several of the students only attended school for 10 or 20 days in a term.

The Yendi MCE believes such a practice, if not checked, could affect academic performance of students in the area.

“For some years now the Municipal Assembly for that matter the Municipal Education Oversight Committee has been putting measures in place to get quality education for our people and with regards to the mass failure of students in our schools,” the Yendi MCE added.

Over 400 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools are sitting for the examination which is expected to last till Friday, June 17, 2016.

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