PF minister bans tuition in schools, says only rich people benefit

Government has with immediate effect banned paying for and receiving or giving tuitions in public schools.

Education Science Vocational Training and Early Education Minister, John Phiri, announced the ban on paid-for public tuitions in all the schools in the country on Thursday when he graced the inaugural Provincial Careers Day Exhibition and official launch of the Campaign
against Malpractice in Zambia held at Mpika Boys’ Secondary School in Mpika district of
Muchinga Province.
Dr. Phiri said with immediate effect, no school shall be permitted to hold tuitions in holidays or during weekends unless such tuitions will be paid for by the school and will involve all the schools.
He, however, said internally arranged tuitions which attract no cost at all to the pupil are encouraged.
Dr Phiri observed that paid-for public tuitions in schools disadvantaged pupils from poor families.
The minister also warned that no school, government, private or Missionary, will host learners from other schools to provide extra tuitions unless that particular school organizes its own pupils using the school money.
Dr Phiri also announced that with immediate effect all class teachers from Grades 8 to 12 shall avail subjects’ syllabus to all the pupils at the beginning of each term.
He said subject teachers should write the syllabus on the board for the pupils to copy or give them hand-outs of the syllabus if resources are available so that they (pupils) can know what they are supposed to cover in that particular term.
The minister has since directed all head teachers to ensure that the directive is implemented, adding that the move would help the school administration to effectively supervise the teachers in their respective schools.


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