Some Rural Schools Administering Lessons To Exam Classes Without Adhering To Covid 19 Health Guidelines

By Michael Kaluba in Kasempa

 

Most schools in the rural parts of Kasempa District in North-Western Province have continued to administer lessons to examination classes without hand washing points and hand sanitizer.

This came to light this morning during a courtesy call by ZANEC officials on the Kasempa District Education Board Secretary’s office enroute to the school readiness accountability monitoring of covid-19 health guidelines compliance.

Kasempa District Education Board Secretary Collins Masumba also revealed that while all schools in the district received assortments of facemasks from government and cooperating partners for each child, schools in far flung areas have continued to face challenges in implementing covid-19 health guidelines especially that the schools already have rife general operational challenges.

Mr. Masumba also lamented the lack of transport at his office,

a situation he says makes it difficult to monitor schools within the area while stating that teachers in the area have also continued facing challenges with transport, basic needs and logistics which they normally have to move close to 190 kilometers to access.

And Chief curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of General Education Curriculum Development Center, Victor Mkumba who is leading the ZANEC, ZOSC and UNICEF facilitated school readiness accountability monitoring program in the province says there is a concern from the ministry regarding implementation of the curriculum in rural areas especially at schools in far flung areas.

The school readiness accountability monitoring program is in Kasempa to complete sampling of adherence to covid-19 health guidelines in 50 schools in Solwezi, Kalumbila and Kasempa districts.

 

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