PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu has announced that the reopening of schools, slated for Monday 18th January 2021, will be delayed for two weeks to allow all education institutions to put in place COVID-19 health guidelines aimed at protecting learners and teachers, in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President has directed all line Ministries and necessary stakeholders to be vigilant and ensure all schools are ready for reopening on Monday 1st February, 2021. He has also stated that the move will also accord parents facing financial; challenges after the festive season, some room to adequately prepare for the reopening of schools.

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