The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the automatic promotion of primary five and six pupils to Junior Secondary School (JSS) by Edo Government.
Mr Victor Osehobo, the state APC Assistant Publicity Secretary said this in a statement in Benin on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the government had in October 2020, approved automatic promotion for pupils in primary five and six across the state to JSS class at the end of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Osehobo said that the pupils should have been made to sit for the First School Leaving Certificate (FSCL) examination before their promotion.
“The APC is hereby alerting the people on this, because it will only serve to deprive the 2020 generation of primary five and six pupils of their FSLC,” he said.
Osehobo said that the importance of FSCL in child’s life could not be overemphasised, adding that it was the child’s foundation certificate which qualify him for admission into JSS.
He also said that the APC believe that education offer children a ladder out of poverty and a path to a promising future.