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Education Ministry says ready for re-opening of schools

THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says it is ready for the opening of schools as it awaits Presidential approval for learners to return to class.

This was revealed by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Ambassador Cain Mathema when he announced the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) Board in Bulawayo this Wednesday.

After undertaking assessments across the country, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is finally ready to open formal learning centres but will be guided by the President on when it’s safe for in class learning to resume.

He implored stakeholders to closely work with the ministry to avoid a false start.

“Ministry officials and myself have been on a whirlwind assessing the situation in schools. We are confident and ready to open schools, but the safety of learners is important. When it’s safe to do so, the President will advise.”

Schools have been on indefinite leave owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which swept the country during the festive season.

Next week, President Mnangagwa is expected to review the current lockdown restrictions. 🔺

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