The government is set to hire 6 000 teachers as it prepares to reopen schools next month, Sunday News reports. This was revealed by the Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema who further emphasised the government’s plan to reopen schools starting mid next month.
First, we want to make sure that the teachers undergo testing and screening, and Government is going to take care of that. We will be effecting social distancing at schools. For instance, a classroom will be divided into two, with some classes being conducted in temporary buildings. This also means we will be recruiting more teachers. So far, we have been given the greenlight to take 6 000 teachers. Classes will resume two to three weeks apart.
The government is planning to reopen schools in 5 phases with the writing classes going back first followed by other classes till all pupils are back in class. Universities have been ordered to open campuses for final year students from 1 June 2020. Schools closed prematurely on 24 March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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