January 6, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese cabinet today has decided to adopt a two-day weekend starting from January 26.
The Council of Ministers on Sunday decided to expand the weekend holiday from the current one day (Friday) to two days (Friday and Saturday) beginning from Saturday January 26, for a period of six month for studying and assessment.
The Council of Ministers called on the Ministry of Labour to adopt the necessary arrangements to implement this decision in a manner that comply with the national and international labour laws and guarantee enhancement of the productivity.
The Cabinet also instructed the Ministry of Education and the Ministries of Education in the states to study the experiment and to determine its impact on the academic year and the education process so as to cope with this situation.
Khartoum state adopted since last week the two-day week end.