Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education director of communications and advocacy, Taungana Ndoro, said that all teachers should report for duty on July 28, the date set for the return of examination classes in the phased reopening of schools.
Ndoro told The Herald that all teachers were needed back at work as schools opened, even though only examination classes would physically return to school.
Teachers are expected to offer alternative learning to those pupils who will not be physically present through alternative learning programmes. Said Ndoro:
… come July 28, all schools should be ready to open their doors to their phase one learners.
Under the phased reopening of schools, only Form Six, Form Four and Grade Seven classes will resume classes on July 28, while Lower Six, Form Three and Grade 6 pupils come in three weeks later.
Ndoro said learners should start paying their fees and levies as soon as learning resumes.
He added that the Ministry is working on a school calendar which will be shared with all education stakeholders in the near future.