Cabinet sets dates for reopening of schools

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Amid a decline in Covid-19 cases, Cabinet has resolved that the school calendar for 2021 starts on a slightly phased approach, with the examination classes opening on 15th March and the rest on 22nd March 2021.

Teachers for examination classes have been requested to report for duty on 10th of March, and the rest on 17th March, 2021.

There shall be rotational school attendance in classes where learners cannot exercise social distancing.

On the days when learners are not at school, they will be engaged through strategies such as Open Distance Learning and e-learning, Cabinet said.

“Relevant modules  are already under production. Among the catch-up strategies, all continuing classes will start with 2020 work. Syllabi have been compressed to facilitate accelerated coverage. Both Primary and Secondary school levels will follow three levels of accelerated compressed syllabus coverage,” Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said during Tuesday’s post Cabinet briefing.

As at March 1 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 cases stood at 36 115, with 32 905 recoveries and 1 463 deaths.

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