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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Six Teacher Unions Oppose the reopening schools amidst the rising cases of Covid-19

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Six Teacher Unions have advised government against reopening schools amidst the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.

The six teacher unions include the Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT), Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ), and Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ).

Others are the Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ), the National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) and the United Teachers Union of Zambia (UNITUZ).

The union have insisted that schools remain closed subject to review after a period of 21 days.

Speaking on behalf of other union leaders, BETUZ General Secretary Henry Sinkala notes that it is illogical for government to call for the reopening of schools at a time when the pandemic has worsened than it was during their closure.

According to a circular from the Ministry of General Education, which it could neither confirm nor deny, schools are to reopen and resume with classes on July 8 2021.

And some parents spoken by Diamond News have also opposed the reopening of schools on July 8.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with the Unions, who was consulted before the decision to reopen was arrived at? Ask headteachers to take stock of their teachers and report to the DEBS. You’ll be shocked to find out how many are sick in their homes. So who’s going to teach? What’s the purpose of having subordinates if you’re going to make decisions alone? The PS is too small to run the entire education system alone. Learn to consult

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  2. GOVERNMENT DOESNT KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN AND THAT APPLIES TO EVERYTHING THEY DO
    NOT ONLY SCHOOLS BUT SOME MARKETS TOO AS NO ONE IS WEARING MASKS, THESE ARE THE MAIN CONTRIBUTES IN SPREADING
    BUT THEY ONLY CLOSING SOFT TARGETS
    80% IF NOT MORE NOT WEARING MASKS WHAT DOES THIS GOVERNMENT EXPECT
    THIS WILL CARRY ON FOR THE NEXT YEAR WITH 1000’S OF DEATHS SADLY

  3. We are reviewing your concerns but ultimately the decision we make has to be backed up by the science and facts

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  4. Teachers Unions needs support people are dying everyday in big numbers I just buried my Beloved friend yesterday.

    Schools should remain closed until the Covid Pandemic becomes low in both cases and deaths.

    Let the government control multitudes at several grave sites, what I saw yesterday at Memorial park is a super spreader of Covid Pandemic.

  5. We cannot put our future leaders and future economic drivers at risk of contracting covid all because some greedy private schools in collusion with some corrupt ministry officials want to profiteer.
    School kids are very vulnerable just like any other learners in higher institutions of learning.
    If we can close universities and colleges what of the secondary, primary and nursery schools.lets be serious.
    Can the relevant authorities investigate this matter thoroughly .

  6. @ Kaizar Zulu, i always go back to what Field Ruwe said about you. Your mental challenges you face in your life. diagnosed with substance abuse at the age of 26 and you were on several occasions chained to the hospital bed to contain your biting syndrome. Under severe psychotic attack, you would soil in your pants, foam from the mouth and bite any one in your way. When i ready your blogs, i can only confirm what he said about you. You are sick. First of all you are not the real Kaizer Zulu the former presidential advisor. That also confirms who you are. A sick man.

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