Tanzania bans under 10s from boarding schools – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

Tanzania bans under 10s from boarding schools

Minors in boarding school-banned

Tanzania has banned boarding at nursery and lower primary schools so the children can bond with their families and understand the traditions, cultures and values of the country.

Education commissioner, Lyabwene Mtahabwa, says boarding services for children up to the age of 10 will end next month, and they will remain as day scholars until they reach the next grade known as standard five.

She did, however, suggested that exceptions can be made for pupils whose parents or guardians obtain a special permit exempting them from the change in rules.

According to Mtahabwa, any school found to be violating the directives will face disciplinary measures, including striking pupils from their books.

Boarding schools are very popular in Tanzania and are offered both privately and by the state although not many state-run primary schools accept boarders.

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