Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Paul Mavima has warned headmasters defying a government directive by excluding pupils from lessons that they will face disciplinary action. Speaking to the Sunday News, Mavima said that all pupils have a right to education which should not be violated. Said Mavima,
Disciplinary action will be taken out on schools found paying no attention to the Government policy on excluding pupils from classes for school feels. As a ministry, we are very concerned about schools that disregard the Government directive instructing schools not to send away pupils for not paying school fees.
We have not yet received all the specific names of schools that are doing so. We, therefore, appeal to the public not to protect such schools but they should come forward and report because schools are aware of the Government policy. They are aware that nothing has changed because we did not communicate any changes. They are simply testing our patience.
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