Chisitu Primary School in Chief Chikuwe’s Chiefdom in Chipata District in Eastern Province which closed last year after teachers fled the school because of witchcraft will resume operations on 13th February,2017.
Addressing parents and guardians at the School , Acting District Education Standard Officer Felistus Nkoloma indicated that the school will open its gates next week after a successful meeting between education authorities, the chief, and villagers.
Ms Nkoloma appealed to parents in the area to co-exist with the teachers so that their school going children can attain the much needed quality education.
She said the closure of the school had affected more than 1 560 pupils and is deeply regreted.
Ms Nkoloma said the Ministry of General Education will this week deploy teachers at the school in readiness for the re-opening next week.
And Chief Chanje who is also presiding over the affairs of Chief Chikuwe’s Chiefdom said he was happy that the school will be opened after being closed for over two months.
He said he was disturbed with the closure of the school because the affected pupils could have started enganging themselves in bad conducts such as smoking and beer drinking.
The traditional leader assured the authorities from the Ministry of Education that what happened will not repeat itself.
He warned against any encroachment of the school premises adding that anyone found of threatening teachers will be forced to relocate to another place by August, 30, 2017.
The school closed last year indefinately after teachers fled on suspicion that the villagers were practising withcraft.
As a result , 12 teachers left the school last year because of the threats they received from parents in the area.
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