Early closure of schools due to the National Elections and National Clean Up Campaign

This letter serves to inform all the government schools two important issues.

Firstly, due to the National Elections which has been scheduled to take place on 27 November, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is directed by the Minister to close all government schools including the hostels on 22 November. However, schools management are hereby advised to make the necessary internal arrangements to compensate for the lost time with the support of the inspectors of Education.
Secondly, schools management are being reminded of the National Clean-up Campaign which is scheduled to take place on 20 September. Letters to this effect were sent out on 23 August and 2 September. Schools should ensure that everyone participates in this very important activity to clean the whole school including where applicable the hostels. This activity can be carried our during weekends and can involve the communities around the schools on voluntary basis.
Furthermore, all schools are obliged to carry out regular general school grounds cleaning as well as daily classroom and ablution blocks cleaning.
A clean environment is essential for conductible learning atmosphere.
Finally, all school management should be reminded to take serious measures to prevent vandalism of school property at all times. The Ministry also relies on your professional input and support to maximise the remaining time in the best interest of all learners.

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