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Examination Classes To Reopen On June 1, Insists Government.

Government says schools for examination classes will reopen on June 1 as announced by President Edgar Lungu, assuring that all necessary measures have been put in place to protect children once they return to school. Minister of General Education Mr. David Mabumba said that there shouldn’t be any fears that schools will become epicentres of Coronavirus.

“If any case of Coronavirus breaks out in school, it will be dealt with using the same procedures given by the Ministry of Health. Everything is being put in place to minimise the risk of further transmission,” Mr. Mabumba said.

Mr. Mabumba said teaching will resume from where teachers ended last term and exams would be set strictly on what would be taught. He stressed that examination classes are the only ones starting classes in June, adding that the a plan for the non-examination classes will be drawn based on the assessment of how the exam classes will conduct their learning. He further disclosed that about K24 million will be sent to schools for COVID-19 preparedness as they open.

And the Minister said officials from Ministry of Health are expected to travel to Muchinga to assess the situation in Nakonde and the entire province on how the schools there should reopen. Mr. Mabumba said the President will be advised of the outcome of the assessment in Muchinga Province and recommendations on how to proceed regarding school reopening before June.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of General Education has adjusted this year’s examination time tables for Grades 7, 9 and 12 to December to enable pupils have more time to learn. The Minister has confirmed, adding that the school calendar has also been adjusted with the second term running from June 1, to August 28 while the third term is expected to start on September 14 to December 4.

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14 Comments

  1. cm

    Thanks.

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  2. Christopher kamizhi

    thanks

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  3. Stark

    yes let the children start going to classes mwe,,,ah we are tired of this pandemic,,,, may our Lord rescue us please,,,, we are waiting for non examination classes as well mwe,

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  4. Reubenk

    WISE DECISION, AND WE WELLCOME IT, YOUR EXCELLENCE MR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU.I SULUTE YOU.

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  5. Reubenk

    WISE DECISION, AND WE WELLCOME IT, YOUR EXCELLENCE MR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU.

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  6. faith

    Atleast we open i have missed my friends and breaktime and my black pen in conclusion THANK YOU for the information

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  7. Jessey Lingard

    Well spoken words no one can add a question there….

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  8. wise one

    yes it’s good in that way… thanks mr President

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  9. Angela Stevens

    Finally all praise be to God!

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  10. CONCERNED CITIZEN

    That’s what we call leadership from the government of ECL and not these prophets of doom from red party who condemn everything chagwa does, no wonder they will continue losing elections

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  11. steward

    thanks minister

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  12. steward

    thanks

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  13. Binwell chikonde

    I think that is good
    I dear from the government of pf

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  14. Enerst

    This will be helpful indeed, keep it up

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