Education minister Emmanuel Fabiano has expressed concern over enrollment of under age children.
Fabiano said this is retrogressive in government’s efforts to offer the best education to learners.
“Public schools are full of children who are less than six years old and this is causing unnecessary congestion in infant classes,” said Fabiano.
He said this makes it impossible for the under age learners to acquire reading ad writing skills and asked parents to send all under age learners to nursery schools where they belong.
“The situation is worse. Twenty five per cent of the learners in Standard One in public schools are under age,” said Fabiano.
He said the ministry did the survey on the underage children in public schools in February.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :