Return to school not mandatory: Nghipondoka
21 September 2020 | Education
The return of learners to schools is not mandatory but encouraged, as learning from home is captured in the current circular put in place, education minister Anna Nghipondoka has said.
Nghipondoka said in a media statement on Friday that this notice applies from the date when face-to-face teaching and learning resumed to the end of the school year on 18 December 2020.
“It is imperative that parents, guardians, caregivers, learners and schools acquaint themselves with their responsibilities and roles and that good cooperation between the mentioned stakeholders and schools are encouraged to ensure that continued learning at home is prioritised so that no learner is disadvantaged in any manner,” the minister said.
This announcement comes in light of the lapsing of the Covid-19 state of emergency on 17 September, as announced by President Hage Geingob.