Schools 2nd term begins today

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The schools second term begins today.

The opening of the institutions comes after Government has reintroduced a five-day learning week for all learners to maximise time.

Zimbabwe’s school calendar was disrupted by Covid-19, which caused the introduction of several measures to curb the spread of the disease, including alternating classes for schools with no capacity to properly decongest classrooms. This saw learners in such schools attending classes at least three days per week.

Yesterday, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education spokesperson Mr Taungana Ndoro said all systems were in place for the resumption of classes adding that Government will ensure that learners catch up with studies and make up for the time lost during the national lockdowns that disrupted the school calendar.

Meanwhile, Mr Ndoro pleaded with parents who had not given consent for their children to be vaccinated to ensure that their children get their first jab with the vaccination of children aged 12 years and above expected to increase protection against Covid-19 in most secondary school learners and some in primary school.

The expanded vaccination blitz was launched on March 21 and is being conducted in two phases with vaccinations taking place in both public and private health facilities, schools, workplaces, markets and churches as well as at outreach points across the country.