Ministry calls for input on reopening of schools 

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By Florence Mwale

The Ministry of Education is appealing to the public and stakeholders to submit input on safe reopening of learning institutions.

It has now been over two months since President Peter Mutharika ordered the closure of all learning institutions.

A taskforce was instituted to coordinate the safe return to school and management of the coronavirus pandemic

Members have been drawn from the academia, civil society, development partners, school association and government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

In a statement Secretary for Education Justin Saidi indicates that among others the taskforce will review and reorganize the school calendar.

To add on that, it will also consult widely with relevant stakeholders and advise the ministry on health and safety measures to be put in place for the school community.

It is in view of this that that the ministry calls on the public and stakeholders to submit their views and issues they think should be considered in the reopening of schools.

The ministry has since set June 7 as the final day for receiving submissions.

The Civil Society Education Coalition and the Independent Schools Association have been pushing for gradual reopening of schools with strict adherence to safety measures.

 

 

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