Education Ministry makes U-turn on reopening of schools

Education Ministry makes U-turn on reopening of schools

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in consultation with the Namibian National Teachers Union (NANTU) on the fear around the current rising infections of COVID-19, agreed to the reopening of schools, with only Grade 7, 8 and 9 to resume classes in all regions, with an exception of Khomas Region, on 7 September.
Grade 4, 5, and 6 will resume classes for the rest of the country including Khomas, which will also commence with Grade 7, 8 and 9 on 14 September.
Pre-primary to Grade 3 will resume on 21 September.
The parties jointly take cognisance that the delay of the opening of schools will have consequences for many stakeholders.