The government is yet to announce the date for reopening schools, The Herald reports. The government through the Infomation Minister Monica Mutsvangwa during a post-cabinet briefing simply said they are preparing to reopen schools and did not shed more information on the matter.
Regarding primary and secondary education, the responsible ministry continues to work with the Ministry of Health and Child Care to prepare for the inevitable re-opening of schools.
Meanwhile, the training of school health coordinators and the assessment of the schools’ preparations for the resumption of learning is ongoing. Government is doing its best to ensure that adequate precautionary measures are taken before schools are opened.
Mutsvangwa did not share further details on whether schools will open in a phased approach like last time or anything except the fact that the government is preparing to reopen schools. Schools closed for the holidays on 18 December 2020 and they were supposed to reopen on 4 January but the government imposed a 30 days lockdown on 2 January due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases after the festive season.
Source: The Herald