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ZANASU Seeks President Lungu’s Intervention On Reopening Of Schools

Zambia National Students Union Executive member Mr. Bright Munkombwe has called on President Edgar Lungu to facilitate quick reopening of learning institutions.

“From the time schools were opened for examination classes, no COVID-19 death was recorded in schools, colleges and universities.
Additionally, the ZANASU NEC member who is also the previous Students’ Union President and Chalimbana University Senate member asserts that, β€˜the longer institutions of learning are closed the more problems the education sector faces. Besides, the longer closure has led young ones to indulge in elicit behavior such as early marriages, pregnancies, high levels of prostitution and drug abuse.
Other than the learners’ effects of the long closure, it has also caused loss of employment to most employees in private entities such schools, colleges and universities and this has led to poverty, more especially in urban areas of the country,” Mr Munkombwe stated.

And ZANASU secretary for sports, social and culture has commended the Ministry of General Education through permanent secretary Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba on the stance taken to call for reopening of schools.

“The Ministry has clearly proved that if students continue staying at home in the name of COVID-19, then the country heads to poverty that will not be easy to eradicate and hence, the need for the President to act without hesitation,” he said.

Anothee ZANASU NEC member has challenged the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Brian Mushimba to join other stakeholders in calling for the reopening of institutions of Higher Learning as a matter of national attention.

48 Comments

  1. makungu gracious

    we are tired of being

  2. Sawendeli

    From the observation, schools should open other wise this Corona have come stay no one is sure when this will finish. This is just the New normal of living in times of difficulties, God is in front of all of us So we shouldn’t fear death through covid 19 pandemic. Death has been there even without Corona. In Zambia the economic system is not stable so even Schools remain closed it doesn’t mean Corona will stop , if we imagine the range at which covid 19 is moving now is different from the time when all schools were open, I see that only exam classes open but still covid 19 is increasing rapidly .
    Our appeal is that all the
    learning institution should open by October 2020 .we don’t know why schools are closed , we thought may be covid 19 pandemic will go but now it is still in existence.

    • Purity

      Plz plz allow us to be in school we not sure when this virus will end or maybe this is the end of school πŸ˜₯

    • Daneil k milner

      It is difficult to know who has covid-19 by eye assumption and look at how the people of Zambia have failed to take the presidential directives it’s better for school not to open because everyone will be covid-19 positive… parents monitor your children find something that they can be doing to keep them busy so that they can’t indulge themselves in beer drinking, drug abuse, and immoral conduct let’s not make our leader to make a wrong action that will suit us and put our beautiful nation on hold /pause. One Zambia one nation one love!!!

  3. Modress Nchimunya

    This is so true, especially in my compound kanyama children have become these so called junks because they have nothing to do all they do is to smoke attack people fight and impregnating each other.

    • Nancy kanike

      Please open schools and consider us who are in grade 11, 8 & 7 because we need to write next year pantu teti twikale 13yrs in school some of us we are the next breadwinners and if you delay us awe katwishiπŸ˜₯😫

      • Elvis Musonda

        Yes I agree please consider us grade 11, 7, 8, 9 & 10 we really need to complete our education that we may make a good use of our lives because there is no future in our future without education so plz do something on our behalf and your tenacious and any broken focus will be appreciated

    • Mkm

      Yes dear it’s true,us parents let’s put strong measures in our homes, let’s see that our children stays home all the time studying and doing home activities.

  4. Chibende Danny

    Schools should be open we are tired of waiting corona virus to end we just have to follow the health guideline what corona will not end?

  5. Sera

    Please let schools open o else teachers will be in more trouble.

  6. Joy

    Exactly schools should be opened
    In Africa we depend on education this online thing has not been helpful not every student is managing

  7. Joy

    Just open schools please
    Some of us we are doing health courses and you can’t do a procedure online otherwise be ready for more death rates as health students graduate starting next year cause this online thing has done more harm to our country

  8. Me

    Let them open the schools plz we are tired of being home

  9. Please reopen schools

    Please reopen schools and mostly universities. We are not advanced with technology in Zambia to a point where each and every person in the country has access to the internet. Online learning has been hell, some parts of the country don’t have good network connection. Some students have to climb trees just to get internet connection and many cannot afford smart phones. Reopening schools will make the education system inclusive once again and it will ensure each and every student will have the opportunity to learn effectively. Schools really need to be reopened.

  10. Mwansa mwansa

    Please consider the reopening of schools πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­
    We have nothing constructive to do at home. Being in school will keep us busy constructively πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ Please reopen universities 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  11. Mwansa mwansa

    We promise to follow all Covid 19 prevention measures if you reopen schools 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 we’ll observe soial distancing 😭😭😭😭😭 wearing facemasks at all times. Using hand sanitizer and sanitizing our surfaces😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 please reopen schools we promise to abide by all Covid 19 prevention measures. We want to learn πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

  12. Mwansa mwansa

    Please πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎif possible Even call for a national day of prayer to bless all students so that Covid 19 doesn’t spread in schools. The word of God says all those who call upon the name of God shall not be put to shame.
    Please reopen schools πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸΎ

  13. Mwansa mwansa

    Please πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸΎ

  14. Tyson ziwa

    Exactly schools must be opened..cause the longer schools take to reopen a lot of students loss in education. e-learning is already working against alot of people and the school acts silent on those who can’t access e-learning..
    Just open schools and increase measures for covid 19..

  15. Isaac choz Isaac

    Please open all schools just like Tanzania . Tanzania puts God first, what more Zambia a Nation? Let’s have faith in God than waiting for its cure.
    Pvt schools teachers will all die of starvation instead of covid-19.

  16. Isaac choz Isaac

    Please open all schools just like Tanzania . Tanzania puts God first, what more Zambia as a Christian Nation? Let’s have faith in God than waiting for its cure.
    Pvt schools teachers will all die of starvation instead of covid-19.

  17. Portia

    Please open schools for us, am at the village and online lessons are always a problem for me.. My phone also

  18. ESNART CHIYAZE

    Yes school should open, if churches have continued to gather and worship while following health guidelines this shows we can do better and abid as well. Please YOUR EXCELLENCY reopen universities and colleges please.Some of us are health students and learning online is close to impossible. So hear our 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭cry and plea.

  19. Violet chama

    We cant manage to be learning online cause bundles are being consumed alot and learning is very diffiult and also understanding for some of us please open schools we continue with the normal learning

  20. MULONGWE KEBBY

    Ask the Government to open schools

  21. Collins

    Please we beg the president to open schools for us cause this pandemic is not known when it will end and there are alot of conditions which causes death and we cannot refrain death it’s only God the almighty who protect us and should look on the consequences of this closure of school How it will be.. Otherwise it as affect us.will just end up marrying and loose the interest in schools early pregnancy,and do uncontrollable things which will be more than covid 19

  22. Collins

    This e-learning that have introduced it is partially Ok,coz it’s not every student benefiting it has a lot of challenges, e g network,budles deficity and some are slow learner need attention so please your exallence Mr Edgar and the government consider us students tulolekeshenipo pliz twanaka

  23. Roselyn yusiku

    Schools must be reopened for sure coz hmmmm things are getting very bad.

  24. Jm

    Remember that the president is being guided by the ministry of healthy. Schools can be opened but we the people of Zambia are a problem. Some don’t even care of their healthy they put money first. Let’s follow what the healthy workers are telling us. They are not punishing us but trying to protect us.

  25. Ennie mulando

    Please reopen schools for us we are tired of staying home doing nothing

  26. Hussein moeen

    Plz open the universities and schools people are becoming junks and its increasing rapidly than corona it self open schools and make sure u put security measures so that no one should break the law. We don’t learn anything from this online learning because some live in rural areas where network is hardly to find. The school fees havent reduced w paying the normal fees but we are learning online plz consider usπŸ™πŸ™

  27. SIMAKANDO WA SIMALOYA

    Open schools please πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  28. Billy

    I think people have talked again and again please consider education as important in the country. Schools should be opened this very month.

  29. Milandu habwangabwanga

    Indeed let schools open students are busy destroying there lives out here and the solution is to open schools and observe the health guard lines if the institutions fail then close schools again

  30. Bruce

    We don’t want schools

  31. william mazyopa

    thats a good idea it will even be more easy to end covid-19 because if students start going to school the ministry of health will find it easy to do more tests and trace contacts. or even send health workers to do house to house screening like those for census does.

  32. Zambian

    Better late than never πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  33. Mukonde bright

    Please help us to talk to the president things are not good for us we have to go back to school.. They have even stopped talking about schools but i saw mwansabombwe was filled with people and campaign was done accordingly why schools should not be reopened

  34. John Williams lupupulala

    Please let us go to school again please we beg of u πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  35. Elvis Musonda

    Yes I agree please consider us grade 11, 7, 8, 9 & 10 we really need to complete our education that we may make a good use of our lives because there is no future in our future without education so plz do something on our behalf and your tenacious and any broken focus will be appreciated

  36. Elvis Musonda

    Plz open schools on 14, sept, 2020 which is Monday help us plz

  37. Gift Kasweshi

    Plz plz plz,,,we beggy of you in the name of the Lord Almighty,,, open schools for the remaining grades more especially fr grade 8,10 and 11.Where are those who are writing exams going to be next year?
    You should open school before it’s too late coz we can’t reside in the same grade for two years.

  38. James musonda

    School should not open I do not want to indanger my children and it in the end of the month and my children didn’t learn anything in term one so they could just repeat the grade all over again instead of reopen in the end of the month they should just wait I love my kid and if you want to indanger your kids then we should open but I love my kids and the won’t just go back to school if you love you kids you will agree with me

  39. jacob

    will grade 8,10&11 open

  40. Fatson mbewe

    Mr president and minister of education what is your opinion to us non exam classes to re-open the schools ih uh we are tired of staying home kindly just open the schools .

  41. Evaristo

    Are the non examination classes going to remain in their grades next year?

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