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Ministry of Education announces readiness to reopen schools

Addis Ababa, September 21, 2020 (FBC) – Ministry of Education announced that it has concluded preparations to reopen schools in observance with COVID 19 precautionary measures.

The Education Minister, Dr. Getahun Mekuria said government fulfills protective supplies such as facemasks sanitizers and other antirational facilities in schools before the teaching learning process is restarted.

The reopening will be applicable at levels step by step after it starts at primary schools, the Minister noted.

The teaching process will be offered from two to three shifts based on objective realities of the areas schools are situated, he said.

All the precautionary guidelines and principles put in place to prevent spread of coronavirus will be made mandatory in schools, Dr. Getahun underlined.

Meanwhile, a consultative meeting discussing possibilities of reopening of higher education institutions is underway in Jima University.

It is to be recalled that Ministry of Health presented recommendation to the House of Peoples Representatives to reopen schools in conformity with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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