A number of issues were on the table during the Cabinet meeting on Friday, including new measures on standardisation of textbooks for secondary education.
New bill on preliminary inquiry proceduresThe Preliminary Inquiry Bill will be introduced in National Assembly. The bill aims at amending the Courts and Criminal Procedure Acts to provide for the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide if a preliminary inquiry should be held before a person is made to stand trial before a judge.
Observatory to publish most-used product prices
The Price Observatory is finalising a list of 60 commodities comprising frequently purchased products, products to reflect changes in consumer habits, and local products. The price list of the products will be made public.
Pont Lardier centre to offer new facilities Pont Lardier Centre will soon accommodate a community centre and will provide recreational and educational activities. The centre will be equipped with IT facilities with free Internet access.
Mechanism to prescribe secondary school books
The Ministry of Education is reviewing the current policy on the standardisation of secondary school books. Heads of schools will be empowered to prescribe textbooks in accordance with established guidelines and learning aptitudes of students.
Government has also set up a monitoring mechanism to issue guidelines to schools.
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