Pilgrimage keeps Zezuru students out of school

Bazezuru PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Bazezuru PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The head teacher for Botshabelo Primary School, Malebogo Mthunzi has said that her school is faced with the challenge of pupils of Bazezuru tribe who abscond from school at the end of August until end of the year to attend a pilgrimage in Zimbabwe.

Speaking during the First National Bank shoe donation at the school last week, the school head said her school has a considerable number of pupils of Bazezuru tribe and that usually when the period of the pilgrimage arrives, parents travel with them to Zimbabwe until the end of the event. She said this affects their studies as they miss examinations.

“It is a challenge because when they return we are forced to make them repeat while they want to progress to the next classes. We are trying our best to sensitise parents on this,” she said.

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