Tertiary institutions suspend face to face lectures

by | Jul 6, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Tertiary institutions across the country have suspended face to face lectures in response to the rising Covid-19 cases.

This also follows a directive by Government for all spaces of business to reduce physical interactions to the lowest possible degree.

In a statement directed to all principals of public tertiary institutions, Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Permanent Secretary, Professor Fanuel Tagwira, directed the institutions to move classes to virtual classes.

“The Ministry has noted with concern the increase in cases of Covid-19 recorded in our institutions, particularly the students in boarding as well as teaching and non-teaching staff,” said Prof Tagwira.

In this regard, may you ensure that all students who test positive be isolated and all those who test negative or not yet confirmed be quarantined at the institution, while non-resident students should stop coming into college.

“Henceforth, face-to-face lectures are hereby suspended with immediate effect. Teaching and learning has to continue online.”

Last week, Midlands State University (MSU) suspended face-to-face lectures at its Gweru and Zvishavane campuses after some students tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival at the institution.