The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MOPSE) has said this year’s Lower-Six learners will start their A-Level classes on Monday 13 February 2023 after the release of O-Level results early this week.
Authorities say the short gap between the release of the O-Level results and the start of A-Level is a move meant to maximise teaching time.
MOPSE spokesperson, Mr Taungana Ndoro told The Herald:
We don’t want our learners idling around aimlessly and falling victim to social ills like an initiation into drug abuse. In view of that realisation, we have decided that they resume their studies this coming Monday.
You will also realise that in the past year or so our school calendar has been disrupted by COVID-19 mitigatory measures, particularly as it relates to face-to-face learning, so we are opting for an immediate class resumption so as to maximise learning.
We do not expect any disruptions on reopening and in the learning process. Schools must take note that since this group is coming in to join others who started on January 9, their fees will be charged on a pro-rata basis (in proportion).
Ndoro reminded teachers that paid-for extra lessons are illegal and those found doing it will be charged with criminal abuse of office.
He said in cases where teachers feel the need for extended tutorials, they can have these but the extra time should include the whole class and should be at no extra cost.
Mr Ndoro said as parents and guardians scout for new schools for their children, they should ignore illegal schools as the quality of education at these institutions cannot be regulated or monitored.
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