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Allow Children to report back to School -Teachers Unions

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Teachers Unions have encouraged parents to allow their children report for school as schools re-open next month.

Zambia National Teachers Union (ZNUT) General Secretary Newman Bubala says all necessary measures have already been put in place to ensure a safe learning environment for the pupils.

Mr. Bubala says teacher unions and government will work closely with parents to help the pupils catch up on lost time as schools re-open.

And Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) General Secretary Henry Sinkala says the unions will go flat-out in all schools across the country to ascertain their preparedness ahead of the re-opening.

Meanwhile, Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) General Secretary Kangwa Musenge says teachers are ready to ensure that the learning calendar is not disrupted once schools re-open.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Vokopelakopela.
    Do you have scientific evidence that the coast is clear for children to return to school, or are you getting a sense of irrelevance while schools are shut for health and safety in the nation’s fight against the global pandemic?

  2. No amount of preparedness is sufficient for a stealthy and unpredictable enemy like COVID-19. Let’s not take chances with the children’s lives. They are the future of this country.

    Let’s learn more about the enemy before making any moves that endanger lives.

  3. I am disappointed with the unions, the evidence on the increase of cases should have helped us to be extra cautious. How do you describe social distancing on our public transport transport. The number of learners in most public schools is above 60. I now agree with the WHO speculations indicating that more African lives will be lost due to such vuvuzelas. Whose interest do you represent?

  4. First WHO guideline for reopening is that there should be a sustained reduction in infection rates. Our rate is increasing & we have only about 5 testing centres countrywide. By July Covid 19 would be in all districts and we risk a pandemic out of country in some places. We might be headed the Brazil way. Let’s learn from the Nakonde issue.

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  5. “All necessary measures” have been put in place to protect the children. Sure, ALL measures? OK, what exactly are those measures? The same measures where children come together to sit on the floor or on crowded benches with zero social distancing? The one with little to no soap and water for washing hands?

    Until the unions (and Ministry) can come up with something more serious, the thought of children coming together to spread the virus among themselves and bringing it back to their families at home should be enough to keep everyone up at night!

    The need for education IS a serious problem so what really is the plan? Does the Ministry (let alone the unions) even have one?

  6. With numbers spiking this is I’ll advised. We are starting to mount our peak we really ought to be going into lockdown now. We were too early.

    Reports are saying new scientific evidence showing children left with life altering scarring on vital organs. Then there was a report of kids showing Kawasaki syndrome illness. So even with low numbers of infection or mild illness there ‘could’ be health repercussions.
    Let’s cancel school for 2 academic years. So those two intakes will graduate later but they’ll be okay with a speeded up catch up…(no holiday breaks). Let’s be creative.

  7. Look we are African, we are primitive, what’s with school during a pandemic. The health risk to our lives is greater than a bit of illiteracy from two academic years. Let’s not take the chance. Let’s revert to our basic African learning at home. Jumbo, Jumbo……

  8. Comment:but I don’t understand this government when we had 2 cases of covid19 they decided to close school but now when we have 666 cases they want 2 reopen school in my opinion if they reopen schools which means we don’t have covid19 in Zambia u are talking of measures tell me if teachers will be with the children during break time all u have put measures has well .

  9. They have a tendency of trying to comfort us with lies when they know the outcome will be bad. When things go bad they come and put the blame on schools and innocent people.

  10. They have a tendency of trying to comfort us with lies when they know the outcome will be bad. When things go bad they come and put the blame on schools and innocent people.

  11. They have a tendency of trying to comfort us with lies when they know the outcome will be bad. When things go bad they come and put the blame on schools and innocent people.

  12. What type of *****s are at these unions? Some things are best left until a vaccine is made. I am speechless.

  13. Very fool!sh Unionists! Are you broke or hungry? Looking forward to chewing user fees? Callous!

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