The government has revealed that schools will resume classes mid next month, following hard on the heels of universities, whose doors are set to be reopened from June 1.
Reports reaching Zimtrending entails that The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Cain Mathema confirmed this development.
“The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” said Minister Mathema
Phase Three will consist of Grades Three, Four, Five and Form Ones and Twos.
Phase Four consists of Grades Two and One while Phase Five sees the resumption of ECD classes, which are set to open last.
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