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Opening of schools postponed to February 12, 2024, says Ministry Of Education 

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DUE to the Cholera epidemic which has claimed many lives in the country, the Ministry of Education has once again postponed opening of schools and colleges from January 29th to February 12th.

This has been done after a meeting held with the National Disaster Management and Mitigation Council of Ministers this morning.

Education Minister Douglas Syakalima said various stakeholders , including the Ministry of Health have been monitoring the cholera situation in the country.

“Following the Press Conference held on January 4th, 2024, where I announced postponement of schools from January 8th to January 29th, due to the Cholera outbreak in the country, the Ministry of Health has since been monitoring the health situation.”

“At the same time, the Ministry of Education through the Directorate of Standards Assessment Evaluation and School Health and Nutrition has been conducting inspections in all 10 provinces with focus on Lusaka which is the epicenter of cholera,” he said.

He said at a press briefing in Lusaka that the purpose has been to ascertain the readiness to open schools in the midst of the Cholera epidemic.

“In view of Cholera cases which have spread to other parts of the country, The National Disaster Management and Mitigation Council of Ministers at a meeting held this morning, January 24th, the Minister of Education was guided to postpone the opening of schools to February 12th, 2024,” he said.

Mr Syakalima said in order to recover the lost time, the school calendar for all public, private, aided and community schools and colleges have been adjusted.

He said opening for term one will be February 12 and closing will be on April 26, term two opening will be May 6th and closing August 9th and for term three opening will be September 2nd and closing will take place on December 6th,2024.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 24th January, 2024)

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