School holidays to be adjusted

Grace Sinkolongo

Grace Sinkolongo

The Ministry of General Education says school holidays for Lusaka based schools will be adjusted and that pupils will be required to attend school on weekends in order for them to catch up following the delayed reopening of schools.

Lusaka provincial Principal Education Standards Officer Grace Sinkolongo says out of 131 government schools, 111 schools have been cleared to reopen, while 19 schools have not met sanitary conditions.

Ms Sinkolongo has told journalists that despite the disturbances in the academic calendar for primary and secondary schools, they will ensure that schools adjust the mode of delivery of the syllabus content.

She has assured the general public that teachers will work tirelessly to ensure they double their efforts in order to catch up with the school syllabus considering that a lot of time has been wasted due to the closure of some schools following the outbreak of cholera.

And speaking at the same briefing, Lusaka District Education Standard Officer Priscilla Mwanza says in order to contain the Cholera epidemic, the Ministry has put in place measures such as creating a clean and safe environment for learners, orientation of the school population and being able to manage suspected cholera cases

Meanwhile David Kaunda National Technical School Headmaster Teddy Chibwe has announced that classes at the school will resume on 5th February, 2018.

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