GOVT JUSTIFIES RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS

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Henry Tukombe
Henry Tukombe

Government says it was not possible to further delay the re-opening of schools because the measures put in place have managed to slow down the spread of Cholera.

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Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe says although the school calendar was delayed by two weeks, school administrators and teachers had continued to work in preparation of the re-opening of schools.

Mr Tukombe has reiterated that the schools located in Cholera epi centers will remain closed and urged school learners there to avoid going to schools in non-cholera areas.

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He disclosed that the ministry has received 150 units of sanitizers and chemicals from STANBIC bank for distribution to 75 schools in Lusaka.

And Mr Tukombe has cautioned members of the public to be wary of misleading statements that are being published and circulated on social media.

Citing yesterday’s statement on social media which purported that his Ministry has nullified the 2017 Grade 12 results because of malpractices, Mr Tukombe said the Ministry has proper channels of communication which come in the form of a government circular

He attributed the impressive grade 12 results to hard work by teachers and school administrators.

ZNBC

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