Universities and colleges are set to reopen on July 13 following three months of continuous closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a cabinet minister has said.
Speaking before Parliament’s Higher and Tertiary Education committee on Monday, Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira said the government has taken measures to ensure the safety of students. He said:
Tertiary education institutions that include polytechnic colleges, teachers’ colleges and industrial training colleges will open on the 13th of July, 2020 starting with final year students.
Numbers (COVID-19 cases) are increasing yes but statistics have shown that most of these are imported and are in quarantine centres.
I am less worried because cases are contained but all we are doing is to make sure preventive measures are followed.