PARENTS who choose to keep their children at home while the learners continue with their studies will be able to continue doing so without any repercussions.
The Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Ester Anna Nghipondoka, in a statement, said the Learning From Home measure will remain in place despite President Hage Geingob announcing earlier this week that the State of Emergency has been lifted.
“The return of learners to schools for face-to-face teaching and learning is not mandatory but it is encouraged that children do so,” she said in the statement.
Nghipondoka said the measure will apply until the end of the academic year on 18 December 2020 and added that it did not lapse on the 17th of September.
“It is imperative that parents, guardians, caregivers, learners, and schools acquaint themselves with their responsibilities and roles,” she said.
The education minister encouraged stakeholders and schools to foster good cooperation to ensure that continued learning at home is prioritised and that no learner is disadvantaged in any manner.