Zimbabwe’s education ministry recently announced plans to reopen schools starting with final year students in order to allow them to sit for the national examinations slated for June 29th.
Reacting to the development, Teachers in Zimbabwe have opposed the reopening of schools saying safety measures were not yet in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, local media reports.
Sifiso Ndlovu, the teachers’ union chairperson stated that if the government proceeded with the plan, teachers would go on strike.
Learners are not in the right psychological space to write examinations,” the Herald quoted Mr Ndlovu as saying.
Urging the government to consider cancelling the exams like the private Cambridge international examinations body had done.