Mnangagwa re-opens schools for examination classes

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By Leopold Munhende 

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the re-opening of schools and colleges for public examination classes and final year students only in his Covid-19 national address at State House, Saturday. 

Announcing an indefinite extension of an already seven week-long national lockdown, Mnangagwa said plans were underway to re-open the education sector. 

“Public exam classes within schools and final-year students at colleges and universities must be allowed to continue recognising, however, the stipulated Covid-19 prevention measures. 

“Meanwhile, clear plans of the phased re-opening of schools continue to be put in place,” said Mnangagwa. 

Some schools and colleges had already started online classes for students. 

Mnangagwa initially announced a 21-day lockdown period starting 30 March this year to combat the spread of coronavirus before extending it by a further four weeks after a slight spike in confirmed cases.