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Teachers Unions – Allow children to report for school

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Teachers Unions have encouraged parents to allow their children to report for school as schools re-open next month.

Zambia National Teachers Union (ZNUT) General Secretary Newman Bubala says all necessary measures have already been put in place to ensure a safe learning environment for the pupils.

Mr. Bubala says teacher unions and the government will work closely with parents to help the pupils catch up on lost time as schools re-open.

And Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) General Secretary Henry Sinkala says the unions will go flat-out in all schools across the country to ascertain their preparedness ahead of the re-opening.

Meanwhile, Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) General Secretary Kangwa Musenge says teachers are ready to ensure that the learning calendar is not disrupted once schools re-open.

In other news – Zambia COVID-19 – 66 New cases recorded at University Teaching Hospital during routine testing

66 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded at Zambia’s largest hospital, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) during routine testing. Briefing the media during the routine COVID-19 update, the Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya said that the new cases are from the 618 test, which covered alerts, contacts, and routine surveillance systems in clinical setups and communities.

Chitalu Chilufya

The Minister also said that an additional 8 new COVID-19 cases out of the 79 tests carried out at TDRC were also recorded. Samples from Nakonde have been shipped to testing centers where the mass testing is underway. continue reading

Source: Lusaka Times

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