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Schools will likely open in 4 weeks time

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Schools will likely open in 4 weeks time, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Ms Thumisang Thabela has revealed.

She said this while presenting the School Reopening Strategy to the Parliament Committee on Primary and Secondary Education.

Ms Thabela said schools will reopen in phases:

Schools will be opened in phases. First phase will see exam classes going to school. This phase needs about four weeks to put in place.

Phase two will see those writing next year going to school these are learners in Grade six, form three and Lower Six.

Phase three will see Grade three, four and five returning to school. Forms one and two will also do the same.

Ms Thabela also said they will try to maintain social distancing even in schools and some learners will have to learn in tents when learning starts:

As we get to phase three we are very sure at that time classrooms will be used up. We will be using tents, mobile classrooms one day classes. There is a lot of infrastructure that might be called up. The infrastructure and human resource will be stretched at this point

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Meanwhile, ZIMSEC June exams are expected to start on 22 June 2020.

-OpenParly

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