Why schools should close during winter

FRANCISTOWN: When Member of Parliament Nehemiah Modubule raised a motion in parliament for schools to be closed during the winter season, he could not have imagined that a decade later, there would still not be any sign of its implementation.

Certainly concern has been raised by many concerned parents and other stakeholders about the biting cold that children, some as young as six years of age have to endure during the winter spell.

The problem is worse for those from underprivileged families who can hardly afford to be sufficiently dressed to withstand this kind of weather.  Many cases have been reported of children absconding from school during this period while others can hardly pay attention during class. A resident of Francistown, Sethwala Kwenane, 76 years old, expressed hope that the motion raised on this issue a decade ago, will be implemented soon.

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