By Kenson McCloud
An education activist has expressed concern over government’s decision to extend school closure with two weeks due to Covid-19 scare.
Initially government closed schools for three weeks after the country registered a surge in cases of the second wave of the deadly covid-19 pandemic.
Giving an update on the status of the Covid-19 situation in the country, Minister of health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said they had arrived at the decision after assessing the pandemic’s situation in the country.
Reacting to the development, Lexon Ndalama bemoaned the extension will affect the academic calendar which has already been interrupted by the initial closure of schools in March last year.
Ndalama told Timveni that much as he appreciates government’s commitment to the lives of the learners, there is need to balance with the right to education.
Ndalama stressed the need to devise new ways to ensure students continue with their studies whilst being protected at the same time.