By Lusayo Kanyika
Some education experts in the country have expressed reservations with Government’s decision to re-open schools in Lilongwe and Blantyre next week Tuesday on 17th January.
The Ministry of Education on Thursday announced the school re-opening after a two week closure due to the Cholera outbreak.
Addressing the press in Lilongwe on Thursday, Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, said authorities have been satisfied with preventive measures that are being put in place in a bid to curb the further spread of Cholera in schools.
However, education expert and Edukans Executive Director, Dr Limbani Nsapato, says the decision was rushed as the outbreak has worsened and government is still mobilising resources to fight Cholera.
He says there is need for strict monitoring once schools re-open and those that are not doing well on sanitation should be closed.