Govt bars holiday lessons, citing student rest and uninterrupted Term

Written by on March 27, 2024

Charity Chikara


The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has barred schools from organizing holiday lessons during upcoming breaks.

The Ministry received requests from some schools to hold these lessons but, after consultations with education stakeholders, determined that students require proper rest after the term.

In a statement, Permanent Secretary Mr. Moses Mhike explained the decision. He noted that the just-concluded term experienced no disruptions, allowing students adequate learning time. Therefore, a break is deemed essential for their well-being.

Mhike commended teachers and stakeholders for their efforts in ensuring a smooth term. He further highlighted the importance of teachers creating engaging and interactive learning environments, praising their dedication in this regard.

The Ministry has also directed Provincial Education Directors to enforce the ban on holiday lessons.

Additionally, concerns were raised regarding the illegal practice of charging students for extra lessons. The Ministry urged schools to refrain from such practices, emphasizing that education should be accessible to all without additional financial burdens on students.

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