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Schools Opening On 12 February 2024

Schools Opening On 12 February 2024 after cholera scare… Joel Kamoko, the Permanent Secretary for Technical Services at the Ministry of Education, has announced that schools are prepared to resume classes on February 12, 2024, following thorough inspections conducted by a team of health inspectors nationwide.

During an appearance on the Hot FM Radio RedHot Breakfast show, Mr Kamoko explained that the government had tasked a team of health inspectors with assessing the condition of water sources in schools across the country to ensure they are clean and safe for consumption.

Schools Opening – Are they ready

Mr Kamoko emphasized that the health inspectors not only assessed the condition of water sources and sanitation facilities in schools but also evaluated the accessibility of water points within school premises to ensure that pupils can easily access clean water.

“The primary objective is to guarantee that the water meets acceptable health standards, thus minimising the potential transmission of waterborne diseases, particularly cholera in the school environment,” he said

Schools Opening
Teacher and pupils in class

Mr Kamoko also urged parents and guardians to facilitate access to online educational resources for their children on various platforms citing and notes on master online.

He acknowledged the challenges faced by individuals residing in rural areas with limited internet connectivity adding that they can utilise alternative learning platforms, such as Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) education channel.

“Parents and guardians play a pivotal role in supporting these initiatives by facilitating their children’s access to online educational resources and encouraging their active participation in remote learning activities,” said Mr Kamoko.

Source – Lusaka Times

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