The government is set to hire more 6000 teachers as plan of a comprehensive plan for the safe and smooth opening of schools in light of the covid-19 pandemic.
This will bring the number of teachers to 140 000.The country currently has about 4,5 million learners.
Before resumption of the new school term, teachers will be screened and tested to ensure learners’ safety. They will also receive training on Covid-19.
As part of the new measures, schools will get thermometers for screening, while learners will be allocated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks, hand sanitisers and additional furniture, including desks and chairs, needed to enforce social distancing.
Classrooms will be divided into two to ensure social distancing, with Government setting up temporary classrooms.-State media