School To Close Just Before Christmas
27 August 2021
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By A Correspondent- Schools across Zimbabwe will close on December 17 and open on January 11 next year, the government has announced.

The government said the resumption of face-to-face classes follows a thorough exercise by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Ministry of Health and Child Care to ensure a safe return to standard classroom teaching.

Schools were scheduled to reopen on June 28 for the second term but due to a spike in Covid-19 infections, the government was forced to postpone face-to-face learning.

The government amended this year’s schools’ calendar, which will see three examination classes (Upper Six, Form Four and Grade Seven) commencing on August 30 while the remaining ones resuming on September 6.

The reopening of schools for the second term has now been set with a total of 80 teaching days and 24 vacation days.