Preparations for Second Term schools opening in place

by | Jul 8, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

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Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, has instituted contingency measures in preparation for second term schools opening.

The second term was supposed to commence on June 28, 2021, however the spike in Covid-19 positive cases and the potential of a third wave saw the Government implementing a level four lockdown thereby delaying the opening of schools.

Speaking at a Post-Cabinet briefing in Harare yesterday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, announced that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care were putting in place contingency measures to ensure the safety of learners when the second term resumes.
“The contingency measures being taken include, inspection visits which are being carried out to assess the state of preparedness at all boarding schools, high enrolment day schools and schools with very limited infrastructure. Schools are being assessed to ensure there is adequate wash provisions at every school, completion of COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control training workshops for teaching and non-teaching staff and confirmation of COVID-19 essential supplies in all districts,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is also working on modalities to enable a blend of face-to-face classroom learning, remote learning at home and in communities, as well as alternative learning platforms, such as e-learning, radio and television.