The directorate of education has indefinitely suspended teaching and learning at Nehale Senior Secondary School in the Oshikoto region where over 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported.
Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday announced that of the 88 new positive cases in the country, 38 were all reported at the Nehale school. “It is likely that there has been an active transmission for a while which was not noticed. Usually, young adults are generally asymptomatic or get mild symptoms. More results are still awaited,” said Shangula.
The education director, Aletta Eises, told New Era that teaching and learning has been stopped until the situation normalises. In addition, she said, all cases recorded are of grade 11 and 12 learners.
“Despite the stoppage of teaching and learning, this won’t have much effect on the learners’ performance as they have completed their syllabus and were already preparing for examination prior to the virus outbreak,” said Eises, while emphasising this is the only school in the region that is affected by Covid-19.
Furthermore, Eises said several preventative measures have been put in place, which includes the demarcation of boarding in three groups so that maximum social distancing is attained.
Courtesy of New Era Newspaper
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