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Schools Must Remain Closed: ZINUSH



By Tinashe karimazondo

Zimbabwe National Union of School Heads (ZINUSH) has called on Government to reconsider the opening of suggesting schools should remain closed throughout winter and only reopen when COVID-19 safety precautions had been met.


The schools’ second term was initially slated to start on June 28.
In statement, ZINUSH president John Muzamani said it was in the interest of learners and teachers’ safety not to open schools early.


”With regards to schools reopening, we suggest that all schools remain closed throughout the winter season and consider reopening when it is warmer and relatively
safer,” he said.

“That should be around mid-August.

“When the time to reopen schools comes, the


Government needs to consider reopening first those schools in districts that would not
be under localized lockdown.”


Muzamani said teachers had to get vaccinated first before schools opened.


”Those schools in hotspot districts need to remain closed
and be opened on a case basis and understrict monitoring,” he said.

“Testing and vaccinating of teachers must be done first before school reopens.”


Robert Tapfumaneyi