Malawi revises school calendar because of Covid-19: Third term closes in November

Government has revised the 2021 academic calendar which will now see schools closing the third term on November 19, 2021.

Secretary for Education Chikonda Mussa:  Changes

The revision has been prompted by Covid-19 pandemic which forced the Ministry of Education and the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 to suspend classes for five weeks after opening on January 4, 2021.

The revised calendar will now have additional five weeks thus making it 41 weeks.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Education released on Friday ahead of reopening of schools on Monday next week, the first term which started on January 4, 2021 but interrupted by a five week suspension, will now close on May 7, 2021 covering 17 weeks instead of 12.

The Ministry says term two will start on May 24, 2021 and close on August 13, 2021 covering 12 weeks while third term will start on August 30, 2021 and close November 19, 2021.

Terms one and two will have a two week holiday each while third term six weeks.

“All institutions and the general public are informed that term one has taken into account the five weeks break as instructed by government. As usual, schools and colleges will observe all public holidays,” reads the statement signed by Raphael Agabu on behalf of Secretary for Education.

Further the Ministry has also revised the 2021 timetable for primary schools.

Classes one and two will start lessons from 730am and finish at 10.15am while classes three and four from 10.00am to 2.20pm and classes five to eight from 10.00am to 4.20pm.

The Ministry advises all educational institutions to follow the harmonized calendar.

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Nzerunchuma
Nzerunchuma
12 days ago

Revise the 4.20pm knocking off time IMMEDIATELY. That’s risky for the children,especially the girl child.Azikafika mawa,raped and anyamata ku mowa, ku ma video show! When will there do homework.

William Chirwa
13 days ago

Did you consider the knock off time as appropriate especially to the girl child in those remote areas where one travels long distances to access education primary and CDSS in the time and period of male rapists on the loose. This is chimanga time and security for the girl child is not that perfect especially if you the only soul looking for education in that locality. However thanks for the compaction the kids will catch up

Justice for all
Justice for all
13 days ago

Still not bad but government should employee more teachers and share the classes

Bozat
Bozat
13 days ago

Private facilities will not follow this

Bozat
Bozat
13 days ago

No easter holidays?

Sikileti
Sikileti
13 days ago

😂😂😂😂calendar iyi ngati ya before 2010,

jahman
13 days ago

it’s just beginning of the change

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