Promotion for failed students in the offingThe Ministry of Education's solution to the overcrowding of schools is to push students through the system even if they're failing. This year any student who's failing just one subject will be pushed to the next grade without a make-up exam. And those failing multiple subjects will be given make-up exams in each of the failing subject even if they exceed three. In the past failing three subjects meant that you repeat the grade. Now you can take 3 or 4 make-up exams at the end of the summer and get pushed through to the next grade. Basically a student has to be a really miserable failure to repeat the year.
There is good news for students as the new school year approaches. Ahead of the September 3 school year reopening day, the Ministry of Education has decided to promote grade 5 to grade 11 students who failed in only one subject in the school year 2004-2005, to the next grade.
God help us all.