Ministry of Education tells learning institutions not to tamper with academic calendar

Government has issued a stern warning to both public and private institutions not to tamper with the ministry of Education set academic calendar.

Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje sand PS in the ministry-pic by Lisa Kadango

The Ministry of Education says in a statement that private primary and secondary education institutions that do not adhere to the harmonised academic calendar risk their licenses revoked.

The Ministry has issued the stern warning on Thursday in a statement signed by Acting Secretary for Education, Raphael Agabu.

“The  Ministry has noted with great concern that some schools, especially private schools, have already closed for term one and will be opening for the second term in April, 2021.

The Ministry would like to remind these institutions and all stakeholders that the first term of the 2021 academic year ends on 7th of May 2021. All schools, Private and Public, should abide by this calendar,” reads the statement in part.

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Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
18 days ago

You are a toothless ministry which has no educational logic by setting such a calendar.
Private schools are private. Why do you dictate their calendar when you do not fund them or have a grant for them.
Simple. You have your exams and the provate schools shall undertame the examination at your time, whether they open for 300 days a year ir 3 days a year, or have 3 terms a year or 10 terms a year. What has that got to do with you?

Kwitanda
Kwitanda
19 days ago

The Ministry should just revoke the licenses. We are tired of hearing about warnings every now and then. Why. The learning institutions have already broken the law.

Ellen Phiri
Ellen Phiri
19 days ago

Private schools are in business. Since students pay fees per term, the shortest the term, the more they profit.

Xntiction Herds
19 days ago

Be specific. Otherwise you risk looking stupid and useless.

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