State Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Robert Morgan, says schools who wish to have graduation ceremonies will not be barred from doing so under the new Sixth Form Pathways Programme.

Morgan was responding to concerns from school administrators and teachers that the Pathways Programme would prevent schools from having the popular school leaving exercises.

Minister Morgan says the ministry has heard the concerns of education stakeholders and adjusted the policy.

There has been significant social media backlash against the idea that the Pathways Programme, which will mandate seven years of secondary school, would ban graduations.

The minister says the matter of the supposed graduation ban has been a distraction from what he says are the good intentions of the programme.

Minister Morgan says there will be no ban on graduations.

Robert Morgan, State Minister of Education, Youth and Information.

He was speaking last evening on Nationwide at 5 with Cliff Hughes and Danielle Archer.