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Jonglei teachers deny taking money from senior 4 leavers

Candidates take first paper in a past exams|Credit|Eye Radio

Jonglei state teachers have denied forcing Senior 4 leavers to pay up to 2000 Pounds to see their examination results.

The results of the secondary school leaving exams of 2018 were announced by the national minister of general education last month.

However, the leavers complained to Eye Radio, saying the state school authorities are demanding 2000 pounds per private school student; and 1500, for the public school – in order to see the performance.

The form four leavers from Alliance and Bor secondary schools said this was a directive from the state ministry of education.

But Minister Ayom Mach said yesterday that he was not aware of the policy and urged the parents and the leavers to report the matter to his office.

When contacted by Eye Radio, Ajith Awan, the deputy head teacher of Alliance High School insisted that the directive came from the state ministry of education.

“I personally cannot work without directives from the above if there is an information telling us that the ministry is to process the results of the students,” he said.

“We are here at the grassroots doing the policy from the state ministry of education and then the minister is not yet aware. We are yet to find out if they are middlemen.”

However, Mr Awan suspected that there people within the ministry who are trying to swindle money from the school children.