Opening Of Schools Delayed

The government has not yet established the date for the reopening of schools for the second term.

While schools were set to reopen on May 5, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the calendar into disarray, with the country currently on lockdown.

Deputy Primary and Secondary Education Minister Edgar Moyo said only President Mnangagwa would announce the reopening of schools after consultations with his team and advisors. Said Moyo:

In terms of the school opening calendar, we are still looking at the dates.

We will stand guided by any pronouncement made by His Excellency the President after consultations with his team and advisors. We will look at the progression of the disease in terms of how well we manage to contain it.

We are preparing at the moment, but we cannot anticipate when schools will be opened because this is a function of reading how well we manage the disease.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has provisionally postponed the start of the June 2020 examinations by a month.

The exams body said that the provisional dates were subject to change depending on the position taken by Government at the end of the lockdown period on May 3.

More: The Sunday Mail

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