Local teachers’ unions are not convinced it is safe to reopen schools on 7 September for face-to-face classes due to rising Covid-19 countrywide. The Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu) said it is not in support of government’s decision, saying education is not an essential service, emphasising the need to protect lives first.
“The union is in support for the current grades 10 to 12 to continue with face-to-face learning, while other grades continue with the distance mode. Our action to delay the reopening will help the delay of infections at schools, which eventually bring closer the vaccine day, if it has to be realised,” Nantu secretary general Loide Shaanika said yesterday.
President Hage Geingob on Friday during the Covid-19 national response briefing announced that early childhood development, grades 0 to 9 are to re-open for face-to-face instruction from 7 September 2020 countrywide, including the restricted areas of Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth.
Courtesy of New Era Newspaper.
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