FULL TEXT: Schools Are Not Opening On 15 February – Govt Dismisses Social Media Reports

The government has released a statement dismissing social media reports that schools will open on 15 February. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary education, schools shall remain closed until an official announcement is made:

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education

PRESS RELEASE – 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR 26 JANUARY, 2021

It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education that a fake social media report claiming that Government will open schools on 15 February 2021 in order to administer non-voluntary Covid-19 vaccine injections on learners and teachers is circulating.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education takes this opportunity to advise its valued learners, parents, guardians, teachers and other stakeholders, that contrary to that fake social media report, the 2021 School Calendar for all primary and secondary schools will be announced in due course, hence schools remain closed until an official announcement is made through the Ministry’s usual official methods of communication.

The Ministry reinforces the wearing of face masks, physical distancing as well as handwashing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in all school centres as preparations continue for the safe opening of schools and the accelerated implementation of teaching and learning activities.

The Ministry remains committed to the provision of quality, relevant, equitable, inclusive and wholesome education for all Zimbabweans and any communication will be cascaded through the proper channels and structures.

 

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