Govt speaks on “September schools reopening”

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Government through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary education has shot down fake and misleading reports of schools reopening in September.

In a statement, the ministry said all schools shall remain closed until further notice.

“Contrary to misleading social media reports that schools will reopen on 2 September 2020 or 15 September 2020 for examination classes, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to reiterate to its valued stakeholders that the Government deferred the re-opening of schools until further notice,” reads part of the statement.

“Government is currently in widespread consultations and will only announce any schools re-opening date once Cabinet has taken a position.

“It is in this light that the Ministry advises all schools remain closed until a Government directive on re-opening is issued”.

Government also issued a warning to those defying government’s directive.
“Our valued stakeholders need to be advised that the Ministry continues to prioritise health and safety as it strives to provide equitable, quality, inclusive, relevant and competence driven Primary, Secondary and Non-formal education at all times,” it said.

Before this, there were growing anxiety as rumours spread about imminent writing of November exams.

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