Education authorities in Chadiza district are worried with the increase in school absenteeism among pupils.

Absenteeism of pupils in schools is on the increase in Chadiza district.
This has worried education authorities in the district because the trend has led to low pass rate.
District Education Standards Officer, DESO, Lewis Phiri says that according to data at his office, the number of pupils absconding lessons is high
Breeze FM Correspondent, Paul Phiri reports that Mr. Phiri was speaking during PTA, Parents Teachers Association Meeting held at Chadiza Basic School.
Mr. Phiri appealed to parents to assist the teachers by encouraging their children to attend school so that the pass rate in the district can improve.
And speaking during the same occasion, Reverend Joseph Mwale from RCZ, Reformed Church in Zambia urged the Ministry of Education to continue working with non-governmental organisations like the Citizen’s Forum.
Reverend Zulu noted that education on human rights is important as some pupils have lost respect for their teachers because they do not fully understand human rights.

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