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Are schools in Zimbabwe opening in August?

Claim- Schools might reopen in August and close in December.

Verdict – Inconclusive 

CITE spoke to the spokesperson for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, public relations officer Patrick Zumbo, who said there was no specific date that had been set for the opening of schools.

“We do not have any set date but we are yet to be advised on when schools will be open,” said Zumbo.

Source :- Online news outlets claimed that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services, Nick Mangwana said schools might open in August

article published Wednesday April 22, by online publication Pindula claimed that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services, Nick Mangwana said schools might open in August.

Top Govt Official Says Schools Could Reopen In August

Background

The Zimbabwean government closed all schools and colleges on March 24, 2020, in response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In making the announcement, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said government would determine the date when schools and colleges would reopen after assessing the situation.

Meanwhile in Bulawayo some private schools have begun online classes for learners to keep up with their studies during the national lockdown.

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