State schools close 1 December

15 November 2017 | Education

The education ministry has confirmed that the last day for all learners at government schools is 1 December and not 24 November as rumoured on various social media platforms this week.

Education ministry spokesperson Absalom Absalom yesterday said “the last school day for learners writing exams during the third term, will be Friday, 1 December 2017 and it will also be the last day for learners”.

Absalom added that 1 December is also the day hostel learners have to vacate the hostel.

He added that the total number of school days for learners will be 63 days for the third term.

“No schools are closing on 24 November and principals are requested to adhere to the circular issued,” Absalom told Namibian Sun. He emphasised schools have to comply with the instructions contained in the circular 7/2017, issued earlier this year, regarding the closing of schools for learners and teachers.

The circular further instructed schools that the last school day for teachers during the third term this year will be Friday, 8 December. Prior to the circular, the last school day for learners had been 5 December 2017.

Parents and learners from at least two schools this week questioned statements which indicated that the last day for learners would be 24 November. However, both Eros Primary School and Pionierspark Primary School confirmed to Namibian Sun that the last day of school for all learners is 1 December, dismissing the rumours on social media, including WhatsApp groups.



JANA-MARI SMITH

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