PRINCIPALS FACE ARREST FOR EXPELLING PUPILS
The ministry of education and training summersaulted on their own pronouncement made early this year that there would be no FPE grants for 301 schools without the submission of Personal Identity Cards.
The issue of personal identity numbers (PIN) and pupils’ certificates yesterday took another dimension when the ministry of education issued a stern warning to head teachers to allow pupils continue with their learning while the issue was sorted by the two ministries of home affairs and that of education.
Minister of Education Phineas Magagula instructed head teachers to comply with the directive by ensuring that all pupils access education without being prejudiced. Magagula yesterday said: “headteachers are instructed to comply with the directive by ensuring that all pupils access education without prejudiced”.
He warned schools that will not comply with the aforementioned that they would be contravening the ministry’s regulations, and could be prosecuted.
DIRECTIVE: Minister of Education and Training Phineas Magagula flanked by the ministry's officials during the press conference.
LISTENING: Under Secretary at the Ministry of Education Macanjana Motsa listening to the minister’s address.