“We note that you pretended to consult stakeholders, only one group of which called for the reopening of schools.“Recommendations by the PTUZ, the Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) and the National Association of Secondary Heads indicated that schools are not ready to reopen because a lot of material and moral comfort as well as WHO regulations have not been met,” Majongwe further said.
“We know that your ministry also does not have the capacity to test anyone and will, therefore, claim that there is no Covid-19 case in schools. We demand that all teachers, learners and ancillary staff be tested in the week approaching the opening date,”Majongwe also said.
“We are worried about what measures are there for learners with underlying health problems, transport facilities for teachers and learners which are crowded.“The number that will be coming is bigger compared to the numbers who came for June examinations. What the government has done so far is not enough so we are saying we must evaluate the state of preparedness one week before we open,” Ndlovu said.