Ministry of Education Declines Vacation School Requests

In a recent statement issued by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, the successful completion of the first term of the academic year was lauded, with particular emphasis on the smooth execution of teaching and learning across all schools. The Ministry expressed appreciation for the dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment demonstrated by educators in nurturing young minds.

During the 56 days allocated for the teaching and learning process, educators showcased creativity and passion in their classrooms, fostering engaging and interactive learning environments for students. Their efforts were acknowledged and commended by the Ministry, highlighting the vital role they play in shaping the future generations.

However, amidst requests from various sectors within the Ministry to consider implementing Vacation School for examination classes during the upcoming April holiday, the Ministry has made a decisive stance. Following extensive consultations and considering the uninterrupted nature of the previous term, the Ministry has declined the request.

Authority has not been granted for schools to facilitate a Vacation School during the April holiday for Grade 7, Ordinary, and Advanced level candidates, as well as non-examination classes. The decision is rooted in the belief that students require a break to rest and engage in independent learning activities, including utilizing alternative learning platforms such as the Zimbabwe Learning Passport.

Provincial Education Directors have been tasked with ensuring strict compliance with this directive. As such, schools are expected to adhere to the Ministry’s decision without exception.

This announcement underscores the Ministry’s commitment to prioritizing the well-being and holistic development of students while maintaining the integrity of the academic calendar. Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, the Ministry remains steadfast in its efforts to provide quality education and support to learners nationwide.

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