Schools to open on Tuesday.

Capitalk Reporter/ The Herald |  10 months ago | top

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, says learning institutions will open on May 3 as scheduled, under strict compliance with Covid-19 prevention and management protocols to ensure a safe environment for learners.

Speaking at a post-Cabinet briefing yesterday, Minister Mutsvangwa said the country has been registering a continued decline in Covid-19 cases due to the policies put in place by government and the compliance by citizens, making the reopening of schools on time possible.

Zimbabwe National Association of School Heads president Mr Munyaradzi Majoni said all systems were now in place for schools to receive learners as preparations for the reopening of schools are at an advanced stage.

Spokesperson in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Mr Taungana Ndoro said all protocols for the safe reopening of schools are in place.

The second term is opening 26 days after schools closed on April 7 and will run for 69 days until August 4.

In January, Government came up with a school calendar with 184 learning days following a long break from classes in 2021 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw many outbreaks being reported in schools.