Ministry of education and training, yesterday, released a statement regarding re-opening of schools amid Covid-19 for Form D class of 2020.
In the statement the ministry indicated that in pursuant to the Lesotho government gazette, Legal Notice of Public Health (Covid-19) (Risk Determination and Mitigation Measures) (No.4) Regulations, 2020, the schools are essentially allowed to open.
The statement explained that the ministry of education and training has therefore embarked on a cautious strategy of re-opening school in phases. This approach is informed by the lessons learned from the countries in the region and elsewhere.
“The re-opening of Form D is extremely critical as we prepare them for their Lesotho General Certificate for Secondary Education examinations in 2021. The ministry has therefore advised itself to re-open Form D on the November 23 2020. The re-opening schools are reminded and strongly advised to strictly comply with the ministry of education and training and ministry of health Covid19 guidelines.
“In the meantime, the Ministry will distribute the protection kits to schools. All other learners in the internal classes should safely stay at their homes until an official announcement for them to re-open is made,” the statement further explained.