Chihuri Calls For Revival Of Extra Lessons

Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has called on the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to revise its stance on the issue of extra lessons as the decision to ban them will affect many children.
Commissioner General Chihuri, who was speaking at an awards ceremony at Morris Depot in Harare, said the education ministry needs to revise its blanket ban on extra lessons in schools.
In a raft of measures, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education banned extra lessons and the payment of incentives to teachers.
56 students from ZRP schools were honoured for registering 4 units in the 2013 grade seven final examinations.
ZRP primary schools registered an average of a 90 percent pass rate, sparking praise from Commissioner General Chihuri.
Harare Provincial Education Director Joyce Maphosa hailed the strides made by ZRP primary schools and urged teachers to adapt to the advancements in information communication technology.
In 2012, 36 students from ZRP schools registered 4 units.
There was an improvement in the year 2013 where 56 students scored 4 units.
ZRP High School has also been the centre of attention in the education sector, registering a 95.58 percent pass rate in the 2013 ordinary level examinations and ranked third by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council.