CABINET has banned the conducting of extra lessons inside school premises during the prevailing school holiday as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
By Staff Reporter
Information and Publicity Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa told Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing that they will take the three week break period to disinfect school premises.
The nation is informed that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has banned the use of schools for holiday lessons during the three week break that commenced on 4th June 2021. It is envisaged that the ban will allow thorough cleaning and disinfection of the school environment and this reduces the spread of COVID-19,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
She added that learning will continue through alternative platforms, including self-study guides that will facilitate learners to continue their school work at their homes.
“Meanwhile, the training of staff on COVID-19 prevention will continue during this break. The nation is advised that COVID-19 is still with us and that we are not out of the woods, hence the need to continue to observe the COVID-19 stipulated guidelines.”
She also said that the Ministry of Health and Child Care would continue working tirelessly in managing cases of COVID-19 detected in different parts of the country, including in colleges and schools.
“The management of the outbreak at Bondolfi Teachers College and adjacent areas continued throughout the week. In a related development, a total of 27 new cases have been confirmed from 56 residents tested at Maryward Children’s Home and Secondary School in Kwekwe District.