Matopo High School outside Bulawayo has advised parents not to send more children to the school while investigations are being carried out on the death of one learner at the school in what is suspected to have been Covid-19 related.
A memorandum circulated to parents and made available to ZimEye.com indicates that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education gave the school a waiver not to receive the returning form 3 and Lower Six learners until the death is fully investigated.
Below is the circular memo written by the school to all learners:
Good Evening Parents. As Head of the school I have been making consultations with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on Phase 2 Opening of schools. In light of the untimely death of one of our Learners, l wish to officially inform you that, The Permanent Secretary of Education in the Ministry has granted Matopo High school a waiver to open schools on Wednesday 28 October 2020 pending the outcome of the postmortem results of our dearly departed Learner. Therefore, there will be no traveling of Learners tomorrow (Sunday), 25th October 2020,until Clearance has been granted. Any delay in sending this important message is sincerely regretted.Sibanda G(Head).