Govt considers TV, radio lessons for students

By Staff reporter | 13 Apr 2020 at 22:15hrs
Cain Mathema
THE government is calling on teachers to submit prepared recorded audios and video lessons so that they select the best to educate students as the country is struggling to deal with the deadly coronavirus.

In a notice, Primary and Secondary Education minister Cain Mathema said the lessons were for term two.

"(Ministry of Primary of Secondary Education minister) MoPSE through Curriculum Development Unit and the Technical Services (CDTS) is looking for teachers with prepared lessons for term two that are or can be recorded as audio and video for broadcasting in all grades for the Competence-based Curriculum Learning Areas to get in touch with the following officers," the notice to teachers read.

Permanent secretary in the Primary and Secondary Education Tumisang Thabela said they want to make sure children continue learning despite that schools are closed due to coronavirus.

"They will submit this through online, we are just beginning the programme. We want children to continue learning so that they must not forget some of the things," she told the Daily News.

Asked if teachers were going to receive allowance on carrying out the project, Thabela said: "We are still starting the programme. Everything is going to be answered after we fully implement the concept."

Schools and universities were closed last month to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

The government also announced a 21-day lockdown which affected the registration of November and January examinations.

Recently, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) said registration of examinations would continue.

"Zimsec, like any other institution, is not privy to what will happen after the 21 days of the lockdown, but would like its valued stakeholders to know that a window for the registration for November 2020 examinations will be provided when the lockdown is lifted," Zimsec said in a statement.

"This provision is in accordance with the… minister of Primary and Secondary Education's announcement that all potential candidates will access the 2020 examinations."



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