Don’t ban extra lessons in public schools, ministry urged

Don’t ban extra lessons in public schools, ministry urged

The banning of extra lessons in government schools by the Ministry of General Education has not been received well by various stakeholders such as the unions and members of the public.

Zambia National Union of Teachers Public Relations Manager Joe Kasaka says extra lessons should not be abolished as they help learners catch up with school work.

And some members of the public have appealed to the Ministry of General Education to reconsider the decision as it will impact negatively on slow learners who rely on tuitions to catch-up with school work.

On Friday the Ministry of General Education abolished weekend and holiday tuitions.

According to the ministry, the circular of 2013 which permitted tuitions was being abused by teachers to commercialise the tuitions through remedial lessons.

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