JUST IN: Education Ministry announces when schools will close to pave way for elections

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In a notice Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Sylvia Utete-Masango has advised that schools will be closing on 26 July and reopening on 4 September to accommodate the harmonised elections.

We publish the notice in full below:

SECRETARY CIRCULAR MINUTE NUMBER 3 OF 2018

Distribution:
Principal Directors
Directors: Head Office
Provincial Education Directors
District Schools Inspectors
Heads of Primary and Secondary schools
Responsible Authorities
Association of Trust Schools
Association of Church Education Secretaries
Staff Associations

RE: DEVIATION OF THE 2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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. In addition, schools should put programs in place in order to ensure that no learner is disadvantaged.

Dr S. J. Utete-Masango
SECRETARY FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION


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