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Akwa Ibom bans pupils older than 12 years from admission into secondary schools



Akwa Ibom state government has banned children older than 12 years old from being admitted into secondary schools in the state as part of efforts to curb cultism in schools.

The directive is contained in a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Uyo, NAN reports.

“Investigation has revealed that the surge is caused mainly by over-aged students who are on a mission of mass recruitment of students into cult groups.

“However, any student above this age with a genuine reason will have their parents sign an undertaking of good behaviour before their admission,” he explained.

Ememobong added that the governor also charged council members to mobilise people to participate in the Enumeration Area Demarcation and Continuous Voter Registration.

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