Govt clarifies 2021 Form 1 boarding enrolment


Harare (New Ziana) – Government on Wednesday advised school heads to conduct normal enrolment for Form One boarder learners but strictly observe global and country’s Covid-19 protocols.

There have been reports that government ordered boarding schools across the country to cut down on Form One intakes this year to enable social distancing, among other Covid-19 requirements.

But in a statement, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education dismissed that as a ‘misunderstanding’.

“It has come to our attention that there is some misunderstanding with regards to Form 1 2021 boarding school enrolment. Heads of schools are advised that as they do their normal enrolment, they must follow the Ministry of Health and Child Care, and World Health Organisation protocols and guidelines on Covid-19,” it said.

The Ministry also advised the nation that schools remained closed in the current level 4 of Covid-19 lockdown.

“School heads are further advised that schools remain closed. Meanwhile, they are encouraged to continue finding ways of reaching learners without face-to-face contact,” said the Ministry.

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