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Demotion Awaits High Schools in Bong

The DolokelenGboveh High School and other Secondary schools in Bong County stand the risk of demotion to Junior High, if they poorly perform in their ongoing Senior High West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams. The WAEC Exams are being administered across the country for Senior High Students.

Speaking in an interview with reporters, Bong County Education Officer Beatrice KarkaySaye Bonner said, there would be no consideration for any school which poorly performs in this year’s West African Examination Council or (WAEC) senior high exams.

CEO Bonner said at least 85% of the total number of candidates from each school will guarantee their high school status. Madam Bornor said she would not hesitate in demoting any school  wi9th poor results. 

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She said it was time for students to demonstrate what they have acquired in the past and not rely on fraud as a means of passing the exams. She is calling on school administrators and teachers, not part of the examination team, to stay away from the examination halls.

Another Suicide in Bong

A third Grade Student of the S. Kpoto Baysah School in Gbarnga in Bong County has reportedly committed suicide. Fifteen year old Bendu Nennee was found lying dead at about 930 A.M Wednesday in her room in the Chief Compound Community.

Our correspondent, visited the alleged suicide scene, said a segment of a green rope was tightly tied around the neck and the rest hooked to a pole on the roof of the building. She reportedly committed the act when her mother, who was with her in the house at the time, left to fetch water from a nearby well.

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A 15-man coroner’s jury which concluded investigations of the body could not establish any foul play. The deceased father, who spoke to our correspondent, said the late Bendu, over the past two weeks, abandoned school and was demanding admission at a vocational program because of her inability to cope with academic education.

He said he agreed, and was finalizing plans to admit her in a Vocational Institute to either study tailoring or hairdressing, as she demanded. Mr. Daniel Nennee, a businessman, said he was shocked when he heard the news from a neighbor that his daughter had hung herself.  He narrated that his daughter did not threaten suicide before taking away her life Wednesday.

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