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Colleges of education to re-open on Monday 29 June- government

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The government has announced that the re-opening of Colleges of Education which were closed in a move to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be on Monday 29 June 2020 .

Addressing the media in Lusaka yesterday, General Education Minister David Mabumba said that the re-opening will begin with graduating students to enable them to prepare adequately for their final exam at the end of the year.

“This is because the Ministry does not want to disturb the academic calendar for the final year students as they are writing their final examination,”he added.

Mabumba explained that after the announcement by the government on the re-opening of Higher Learning Institutions for final year students, his Ministry went around the country to assess the preparedness of the Institutions for reopening .

He disclosed that the tour was successful and encouraged stakeholders to continue supporting school managers and get involved in ensuring that institutions are safe for students to learn.

He further assured the public that the Ministry will ensure that it continues taking a cautious approach as the Colleges Education re-open.

Mabumba has since advised returning students to bring their own face masks, soap and hand sanitizer as they report back to school as DMMU continues to deliver other Personal Protective Equipment in schools to ensure that the environment remain always safe .

Mabumba said that non-graduating students will proceed with E-learning until such a time that they will return to college.

He also said before opening, institutions will have their facilities inspected and certified by relevant authorities.

Meanwhile, the General Education Minister has tested Negative to covid 19 test.

Mabumba disclosed that after his tour around the country, he saw it safe that he tests especially after also visiting covid-19 risky places.

“I decided to take the covid-19 test after the tour because I visited even epi centers, I didn’t want to endanger my team so I took a test on Sunday and results on Monday Showed that I tested negative,” he said.

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