By A Correspondent- Pupils have been sent home on opening day amid concern that teachers are incapacitated in Uzumba Marangwe Pfungwe Tuesday.
The Zimbabwean government announced that schools will be reopened in a phased manner for all learners this year.
The first phase targeting examination classes for the locally run Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) opened on Sept. 28, followed by non-examination classes.
Phase two saw the reopening of classes for primary school learners in Grade six and secondary school learners in Form three and five, followed by phase three which saw the rest of learners in primary and secondary schools going back to school on Nov. 9.
A source who spoke to this publication revealed that the pupils were sent back home by their headmaster at Mashambanhaka Secondary School because there are no teachers.
Said the source:
“All learners were told to go back home and the headmaster said only Form 4s are to be in the school premises. The pupils were told that it will not help their situation to waste time at a place where there are no teachers.
For the Form 4s, there is no learning that is happening but the children are just being encouraged to read on their own.”