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SCHOOLS ARE SAFEST PLACES FOR CHILDREN – DR KALUMBA

Lusaka ~ Sun, 10 Jan 2021

By Brightwell Chabusha

Education permanent secretary Dr Jobbicks Kalumba has said schools will reopen on 18th January, 2021 as learning institutions are the safest places for learners so far despite the surging cases of COVID-19.

Speaking on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview, Dr Kalumba said the problem was in the homes where there is little adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and not in schools.

He said there is no COVID-19 in schools as evidenced by how all learning institutions strictly adhered to guidelines given by the Ministry of Health last term and no case was recorded among learners countrywide.

He also advised private schools to be patient and reopen schools on 18th January, 2021 as guided by his Ministry.

 

Dr Kalumba said the school calendar will not be disturbed as long as all institutions continue to adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines.

13 Comments

  1. Suz

    Life has to go on .. there’s life b beyond Covid .. Schools should open

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    • Nyambe Akatama

      Well done PS MOGE. This is exactly what should have been done even that time schools were forced to close in term 1, 2020.

      Covid or no covid let us allow our school system to continue un disturbed.

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  2. Aaron Mwale

    I totally agree with the PS, Dr. Jobbics Kalumba that school is the safest place for children as witnessed during the first COVID-19 round as not even one case was recorded. This disease is meanwhile here to stay and for that reason we must learn to live with it hence life must continue.

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  3. Aaron Mwale

    I totally agree with the PS, Dr. Jobbics Kalumba .This disease is meanwhile here to stay and for that reason we must learn to live with it hence life must continue.

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  4. Ma4

    Kalekale

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  5. Kamfwa Derrick

    WAY TO GO PS……..THERE IS INDEED LIFE BEYOND THE TEMPORAL COVID. THIS IS THE SECTOR THAT IS TRAINING SKILLED LABOUR TO FIGHT THE SAME COVID NOW WHEN THE SYSTEM IS CLOSED WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GET MAN POWER IN CASE IT INTENSIFIED? GO PS GO WITH THE SAME WE ARE BEHIND YOU.

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  6. Mac Mwene

    Schools should open on 18th yes. Because when you disturb Education sector we are not going to have future educated leaders.

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  7. Noah phiri

    Go mr ps ,i totally agree with you ,this year we do not want to record poor results as what happened last year .school is a safest place for learners ,not even one case of covid- 19 was recorded from learning institutions last year .why disturbing them go parents make sure, you mask them up ,the proverb says charity begins at home.

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  8. Miranda

    Except for Preschoolers sir
    It’s so difficult for them to adhere to the rules

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  9. Yes

    Let government also pay retirees to enable them send their children to school when they open

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  10. Malama

    I totally agree with Dr Jobbics kalumba, places which covid 19 measures are properly followed are Churches and Schools. If school remains closed then what will us youth be doing cause the temptation which is here it’s too much to handle, will be just drinking alcohol not even following the measures and covid cases will increase. Please i has a student cry on my behalf students that we say NO to stay in society Allow schools to open measures will be followed properly

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  11. Diaspora

    Please do not be myopic. The variant Covid and its effects will affect even school kids. We don’t have any stats to think kids will be safe. School can and should wait till we know that it is safe for our children.

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  12. Banja

    With the new strain of Covid now affecting even kids it is best to hear from the tachnocrats . ECL guided that you should not try and replace technocrats…heed this advice bwana PS. Do not mislead the nation. You are not a medical doctor. Stay in your lane!

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