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Goroka Syntax Secondary School de-registered for 2023 National Examinations anomalies

Goroka Syntax Secondary School in Goroka, Eastern Highlands has been de-registered after investigations by officials from the National Department of Education, Provincial Division of Education and the Police found irregularities by the school in the 2023 National Examinations.

It was found that the Grade 10 English and Agriculture Examination papers were stolen from the school and made available to students prior to the examination dates.

“This misdemeanor portrayed your negligence of due diligence in the security of the examination papers and the administration of the national examinations,” Secretary Dr. Uke Kombra, PhD, OBE said in a letter to the Director of the school, Mr. Dominic Gahane.

Dr. Kombra said that the security of the national examinations has been a serious issue for the Department for a number of years therefore; any misdemeanor by schools, teachers and students will not be taken lightly.

“Therefore, I have decided to de-register your school from the national education system under Section 100 (4) of the Education Act 1986.

However, the school can still operate as a private school, but not as a permitted school aligned to the national education system curriculum and certification.”

                                     

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DR. UKE KOMBRA, PhD, OBE.

SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION