Officials from an education think tank has expressed concern over the just released primary school leaving certificate examinations which has seen only 35 percent of the learners selected to secondary school.
Civil Society for Education Coalition executive director Benedicto Kondowe said the 65 per cent that failed to make it to secondary school will either repeat or go to private secondary schools.
The government on Wednesday evening released the results of the primary school leaving certificate examinations results. Out of the 197222 learners who passed, on 69500 learners have been selected to various public secondary school.
“There is need for the government to increase space in public secondary schools,” said Kondowe.
He said the 69500 space for both public boarding schools and day secondary schools and community day secondary schools is just too little for the growing number of learners.
Education ministry Manfred Ndovie said the government is doing all it can to increase space in public secondary schools.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :