Friday, 12 February 2021

Ministry Of Primary And Secondary Education Dismisses 2021 School Calendar Currently Circulating On Social Media


 Following a document that has been circulating on social media about the new 2021 school opening dates, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has dismissed it as fake.

According to The Chronicle, the Ministry’s public relations officer, Patrick Zumbo said the official dates will be announced in due course.

“Kindly note that the school calendar that has been circulating on various media platforms is not from our Ministry. The actual dates will be announced in due course,” he said.  

 In January, the government deferred the opening of schools in 2021 following the surging of Covid-19 cases and the threat of Tropical Depression Chalane.

Only candidates writing 2020 Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations were allowed into school from January 5 to February 5 as previously scheduled.

According to the document that has been circulating on social media, schools were supposedly opening on February 23 and closing on April 30 in the first term.

The second term had purportedly been set to run from May 4 to August 2, while the third term would have started on September 7 ending on December 17.

In other news,  iHarare had reported that thZimbabwe Republic Police recently came under fire after a photo of a woman who was in custody with her two minor children went viral on social media.

The police made a statement to address the viral picture which had caused a lot of commotion on social platforms after it was reported that the woman and her two minor kids,  were detained at Rhodesville Police Station in Highlands.

In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said this was really an unfortunate incident that would not happen again.

He vowed to investigate the issue and find out what really happened and thereafter take remedial action.

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