All local schools from pre-schools to tertiary institutions are expected to open doors for classes on August 2, the Minister of Education and Training, ’Mamookho Phiri has said.
July 28, 2021
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Schools to open as planned
Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro
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She said classes in both primary and high schools will operate rotationally like it was the case before the winter vacation, adding that they are all expected to comply with the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) safety protocols.
To ensure that the schools comply with the set regulations, Mrs Phiri said officers from the Ministries of Education and that of Health will work in collaboration with the District Education Management Officers.
“The Ministry of Education also has its own guidelines, before the schools re-open, boarding schools are expected to comply with those guidelines together with NACOSEC safety protocols,” she also said.
Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro announced last week that the country has moved from the blue colour code to the purple due to increasing COVID-19 infection rates.
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According to the purple colour code, school bus drivers must operate at 50 percent capacity, disinfect, sanitise the learners and ensure that they wear facemasks at all times.
According to a report from NACOSEC dated July 24, a total of 93 new COVID-19 positive cases have been recorded, thus bringing the cumulative number of positive cases to 12 880.
It shows that there are no recoveries, hence the total number of recoveries still remains at 6 621 while six new deaths were recorded, bringing the total number to 363. The country has to date conducted 130 765 COVID-19 tests. LeNA