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Schools will reopen in phases

Schools will reopen in phases

Staff Reporter

THE resumption of face-to-Face teaching will occur over a period of three weeks for all learners below Grade 10.


The Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka, in a statement, said that classes will resume despite fears about the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that the opening of schools might have.


The minister said schools will reopen for Grades 7, 8, and 9 on the 7th of September with the exception of the Khomas Region.


Schools reopen phases face-to-Face teaching three weeks learners Namibia Minister Education Arts Culture Anna Nghipondoka COVID-19
Pictured: The Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka. Photo: File


On the 14th of September classes for Grades 4, 5, and 6 will resume. The Khomas Region will also resume classes for the three grades. The region will also commence with face-to-face teaching of Grades 7, 8, and 9.


Classes for children in the Pre-Primary phase and Grades 1, 2, and 3 will resume on the 21st of September.


Nghipondoka warned that the delay of the opening of schools will have consequences for many stakeholders and that the parties involved should take cognisance of the fact.


The minister said that the calendar adjustments will be communicated with stakeholders in due course.


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