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Schools to close on 26 July to make way for elections

by Ndou Paul
14 Jun 2018 at 12:41hrs | Views
Permanent Secretary for Primary and Secondary education, Dr. Sylvia Janet Utete-Masango has said schools calender for 2018 will be changed following the proclamation of the 2018 Harmonised Elections scheduled for 30 July 2018.

In a letter to stakeholders, Dr Utete said, "Following the proclamation of the 2018 Harmonised Elections scheduled for 30 July 2018, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education advises that schools will close for the Second Term on Thursday 26 July 2018 and open for the Third Term on Tuesday 4 September 2018.

"The opening of school in the Third Term has been brought forward as a measure to compensate for the early closure of Term Two."

Utete ordered schools to put programs in place in order to ensure that no leamer is disadvantaged.

"In addition, schools should put programs in place in order to ensure that no leamer is disadvantaged," concluded Dr Utete.


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