National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQUEZ) has called on the government to help schools with funding, in order to help them provide proper health necessities as schools reopen on February 1st 2021.
NAQEZ Executive Director Aaron Chansa said without financial commitment from the government, very few schools will be able to meet the required health necessities that are needed at the various facilities, to help fight any spread of the coronavirus.
Mr. Chansa said NAQUEZ has since embarked on a nationwide monitoring programme of schools to independently ascertain their readiness for reopening amidst COVID-19, as well as identify those that will need urgent and immediate assistance.
He said that more than 2500 NAQUEZ members will physically visit the more than 4500 primary and secondary schools across all the 10 provinces of the country.
Mr Chansa added that the association further expects to find among other preparations, availability and adequate supply of sanitizers, infra-red thermometers, running water and enough desks for the learners, in order to cater for efficient social distancing.
He further said the organization will inform the nation once the findings are actualized.
Mr Chansa said without the required items needed for proper adherence to the COVID-19 health guidelines in schools, it will be a serious danger to both learners and teachers.
Compliance levels monitoring should be a priority for schools..we don’t want to endanger the children
OUR SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE READY BY 1ST FEBRUARY. DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO OPEN SCHOOLS BY THAT TIME. SCHOOLS WILL BECOME SUPER SPREADERS.WE ARE PUTTING THE LIVES OF ILDREN AT GREAT RISK. THAT KALUMBA GUY ( PS EDUCATION) IS WRONG ON THIS ONE!!!!
HOW MANY ILDREN DO U HAVE? HE ECL SIAD ECONOMY WILL NOT BE LOCKED DOWN SO USUSHA CHANI? GO AHEAD NAQUEZ BUT DO IT VOLUNTARILY WE HAVE NO MONEY TO PAY U FOR THE EXERCISE THA MOE CAN DO JUST BY CALLING HEADMASTERS
Schools need to be adequately prepared for this pandemic so they dont put pupils lives in danger
This is great let’s make sure they are safe places for our children
Care must be taken as we prepare for the opening of schools…
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