No Learner Should Be Sent Home – Govt
30 August 2021
The government has implored schools not to send pupils home for failure to pay the full amount of fees on time but to make payment plans with parents and guardians.
Speaking to State media on Sunday, Primary and Secondary Education Ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said they want all pupils to be allowed to attend classes while parents engage schools authorities on payment plans. Said Ndoro:
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All things go ahead as both learners and teachers are ready for the resumption of examination classes.
In terms of school fees, schools are allowed to do payment plans with parents.
We want learners to go back to school first, parents should just engage authorities with their payment plans, but no one should be sent home.
The three examination classes, that is Grade Seven, Form Four and Upper Six resume in-person learning this Monday.
They have 80 lesson days in the 16 weeks, with no exeat weekends and no public holidays.
Other classes, which start next Monday, have 75 school days in a 15-week term.
Meanwhile, parents have bemoaned the rise in the prices of food and uniforms and a rise in schools fees.
They also said it was hard to prepare for their children given the short notice.