BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—The Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) has described as unjustifiable the government’s decision to extend with a further 2 weeks the Covid-19 induced school break.
Initially, government had set February 8 as the date schools would re-open after a 3 week recess to assess the Covid-19 situation.
But on Thursday evening Khumbize Chiponda Kandodo Minister of Health said after assessing the situation government had decided to extend the break with a further 2 weeks.
Reacting to the development, Joseph Patel President for ISAMA said the 2 week extension is unjustifiable as almost 100 percent of learners who tested Positive for Covid-19 have fully recovered.
According to Patel, sending learners back home would only result in learners indulging in immoral behaviors like it was the case when schools first closed early last year.
On 18th January, President Lazarus Chakwera directed the Ministry of Education to close all schools for three weeks after noticing resurgence in Covid-19 cases.