PRIN­CI­PALS FACE AR­REST FOR EXPELLING PUPILS

Observer on Saturday - - Front Page - Sto­ries by Sicelo Maziya

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.

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