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Reopening of school jeopardised

Reopening of school jeopardised

Niël Terblanché

 

AMIDST the current rampant spread of COVID-19, Namibian authorities will have the difficult task of deciding on whether children will be allowed to return to schools later this month.

 

The Executive Director of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, indicated the health ministry will be consulted on how school openings will proceed.

 

Reopening school jeopardised spread COVID-19 Namibian authorities children
Pictured: Executive Director of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp. Photo: File

 

According to Steenkamp, consultations are set to start this week. She expressed concern that the current second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic might disrupt the plans set down for the education ministry to reopen schools.

 

She indicated that given the current situation a staggered restart of the different grades may be one of the options that will be discussed.

 

Steenkamp added that the education ministry will need additional funds for the procurement of masks and sanitisers.

 

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