Reopening of schools has been delayed in Namibia

Schools in Namibia will now reopen on January 26, and not next week as was initially planned. This was announced by the Namibian Ministry of Education. 

Education minister Anna Nghipondo said that teachers are now expected to return on 14 January, instead of 6 January. 

Nghipondoka said the new dates were proposed in consultation with the presidency, the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Namibia National Teachers’ Union, the National Advisory Committee on Education, and other key stakeholders and role players. 
 
“Considering the various regulations issued on Covid-19 . . . the ministry has put various mechanisms in place to ensure implementation in schools and school preparedness. ,” Nghipondoka said. 

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