INITIATION, SCHOOL CALENDER CLASH Featured

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Some school going children in Mangochi are yet to report for classes as they are still attending initiation ceremonies.

A cross section of senior chiefs in Mangochi have confirmed the development saying the delay to wind up initiation for the children has been due to short period that authorities gave for second term holiday.

However, the Ministry of Education through its spokesperson Chikondi Chimala has said it will engage stakeholders to find a lasting solution on the matter

Meanwhile, Police in Chikwawa say keeping children in initiation camps after schools have opened is a violation of the children’s rights to education.    

Officer –In- Charge for Chikwawa Police Alex Simenti made the remarks amid reports that some children are still in initiation camps days after the opening of schools.

The development has forced the police in the district to meet traditional leaders and initiation counselors in the area of chief Makuwira on the matter.

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