Western province schools set for reopening

Western Provincial Acting Education Officer, Benson Kamangala said all the 687 primary and 377 secondary schools with 78 examination centers are set for reopening on June 1.

Mr Kamangala said the 8, 700 teachers and 570 non-teaching staff who were in quarantine are now available to start teaching.

Mr Kamangala said schools in the province have hand washing facilities and sanitizers in school strategic points adding that the ministry is mainstreaming Covid-19 pandemic into the curriculum.

He said managements in collaboration with parents of various schools in the province will start manufacturing their own masks through home economics lessons so that every learner is provided with a mask.

And government has called on all stakeholders to strengthen surveillance measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Western Province.

Western province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Mukwambuyu Katungu said this when he addressed Provincial Heads of government departments and other parastatal organizations during the Provincial Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) meeting.

He said the province should heighten surveillance systems especially that the region has an active Katimamulilo border in Sesheke district.

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