Govt In Ambitious Programme To Distribute PPEs To All Schools
27 September 2020

Paul Nyathi

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education director of communications and advocacy, Mr Taungana Ndoro says that government has started distributing Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment to all schools ahead of schools opening on Monday.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and parliamentarians recently undertook an extensive tour around the country to assess the extent of preparedness of public schools to resume lessons under new health protocols.

The National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm), he said, is today expected to finalise the distribution of PPE to schools across the country.

“NatPharm has been tasked to supply PPE to schools and we have given them a timeframe that they should have delivered by Sunday (today) to ensure that every student gets PPE by the end of next week (this week).”

Education Minister Cain Mathema said Government and its partners, which include churches, Plan International and UNICEF, would continue delivering PPE to schools throughout the term.

National Association of Primary Heads (NAPH) chairperson Mrs Cynthia Khumalo confirmed that schools had begun receiving PPEs.