The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has indicated that 90 per cent of teachers are turning up for duty and this has ensured that Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) examinations are progressing smoothly.
The Director of communication in the Ministry of Education, Taungana Ndoro said the return to work of the bulk of the teachers means that there is enough manpower to thoroughly effect the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for examination candidates. Said Ndoro:
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Over 90 per cent of teachers have turned up for duty and this is a positive sign in light of the ongoing ZIMSEC examinations.
This means that we have enough manpower to thoroughly effect our SOP’s for all our candidates including those writing in isolation.
Ndoro said it was heartening that pupils who had tested positive for the coronavirus were recovering well and schools have also adopted the new norm. He said:
We are further pleased that while there may have been worrying concerns about a rise in COVID-19 in our schools, the good thing is that most of our learners are recovering or are on the road to recovery.
We are now in a new norm and learning and teaching is taking place in a new norm.