By Sibusiso Ncube
School doors opened today following an abrupt break necessitated by the Covid19 pandemic. Concerns had been raised about the safety of pupils especially the younger ones.
The pandemic has been going on for months now resulting in online classes being conducted by some schools. Cabinet resolved that following proper health guidelines, schools would be able to open in phases beginning with examination classes.
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education confirmed that all systems are in place for a successful reopening. The three examination classes Grade 7, Form 4 and Upper Sixth open today.
A snap survey around Harare Central Business District showed school buses carrying boarding students to their schools at the usual pick up points. Interviews carried with some students revealed mixed feelings about the return to school with sharing their concern over a possible decline in the pass rate.