Education Minister calls for full compliance of Civid – 19 guildelines
By Our Reporter
Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje on Monday urged primary and secondary school members of staff in Mchinji to adhere to Covid-19 guildelines following the reopening of schools.
Minister Nyalonje said this when she toured primary and secondary schools in the area.
Some of the schools visited included;
Bua Community Day Secondary School, Bua Primary School, Kamuzu Primary School, Mchinji Secondary School, and Walilanji Primary School.
Addressing teachers , parents and traditional leaders, Nyalonje said she was touched that the Covid-19 has brought pressure on the already pressurised resources.
She then assured teachers and parents that Government will address issues of shortage of classrooms in schools.
During the tour, teachers complained of shortage of classroom blocks.
She said was deeply touched to see for her self learners sitting under the trees on wet grounds.
Parliamentary Committee on education Brainax Kaise said he has seen himself challenges which learners are facing and he said these needs urgent attention.
He said the problems were already there and Corona disease has just added on the same.
During the visit learners were all seen in face masks although some had challenges wearing the same.
In a statement few days ago , education Institutions were advised to ensure total compliance to the guidelines
for the re-opening of schools already issued to all institutions.
It was advised that addition, each institution should assess their situation after Phasal reopening and
revisit operational guidelines accordingly.
The Ministry has been encouraging more importantly, physical distancing of
one metre be adhered to in all areas at all times as well as remote teaching and learning should be utilized where possible.