The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Cain Mathema is expected to reveal the government’s plans for reopening of schools for the second term when he appears before Parliament on Wednesday.
Mathema hinted that schools opening will be staggered with exam classes getting first preference while Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes will be reopened last. He said:
Schools will be opened in a staggered way like what other countries all over the world are doing.
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We will start with examination classes and finally early childhood development students because those are difficult to control.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) director, Lazarus Nembaware said that they are ready to run the exams as soon as the parent Ministry gives the green light. He said:
We as Zimsec prepare the product and wait for the stakeholder (Ministry of Education) to tell us when their students are ready to sit for the exam.
Like we did for the June examinations, we prepared and waited for the stakeholder to say we are ready for your product.
As far as Zimsec is concerned we will put into motion the wheels of preparing the November examinations and then wait for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to give us dates when their students will be ready