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Government issues statement on re-opening of schools

GOVERNMENT has reiterated that primary and secondary schools remain closed contrary to social media claims that schools will open on the 15th of next month.

In a statement, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says schools remain closed until further notice.

“The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education takes this opportunity to advise its valued learners, parents, guardians, teachers and other stakeholders, that contrary to that fake social media report, the 2021 School Calendar for all primary and secondary schools will be announced in due course, hence schools remain closed until an official announcement is made through the Ministry’s usual official methods of communication.

“It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education that a fake social media report claiming that Government will open schools on 15 February 2021 in order to administer non-voluntary Covid-19 vaccine injections on learners and teachers is circulating,” reads part of the statement.

The Ministry reinforces the wearing of face masks, physical distancing as well as handwashing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in all school centres as preparations continue for the safe opening of schools and the accelerated implementation of teaching and learning activities.

The statement also informs the public that any communication will be cascaded through the proper channels and structures.

— ZBC

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