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Universities to close for census


Harare (New Ziana) – All institutions of Higher and Tertiary Education will close between 18-30 April to allow students to be enumerated in their actual households during the April 21-30 census, Cabinet said on Tuesday.

Preliminary results are expected to be out by the 1st of August 2022.

In a statement, Cabinet said preparations for the census were on track.

“To avoid collective or institutional households, Cabinet advises the nation that all institutions of higher learning will be closed from 18 to 30 April, 2022. Closure of the institutions will pave way for the enumeration of students in their usual households,” the statement said.

“Church members are similarly encouraged to be at their places of residence between 18 and 30 April to allow the smooth conduct of the census.”

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency has recruited a total of 40 500 enumerators from across the country’s 10 provinces to conduct the 2022 population and housing census.

The bulk of the personnel is drawn from the teaching fraternity, youth and other civil servants from the security sector.
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