President Emmerson Mnangagwa has indefinitely postponed reopening of schools as part of his government’s measures to contain the continued spread of Covid-19 in the country.
In an address to the nation at State House this Friday afternoon, Mnangagwa said only examination classes are opening as initially planned this coming Tuesday.
These are Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
“With the exception of examination classes which resume classes as announced by the responsible ministry, the general school calendar is hereby delayed until further notice.
“Examination classes exempt from this delay are, however, expected to strictly comply with preventive public health measures,” he said.
Mnangagwa also said the current Level 2 national lockdown has been extended by another two weeks.
Schools were scheduled to reopen for the first term in 2022 on January 10.