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The information provided below was submitted as at 2020-12-15 22:39:43 by the Gabriel Konayuma of Zambia in responding to the AU Survey of Member States response to the Reopening of Educational Institutions during COVID-19. The information is solely for experience sharing purposes and not to be used for other purposes without express permission of the African Union Commission.

 

Country  Zambia
Ministry Gabriel Konayuma
Education level handled by the Ministry Tertiary Education, TVET
What estimated percentage of Preschool have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Primary Schools have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Secondary Schools have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Universities have reopened for in-person learning? 90-100
What estimated percentage of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions have reopened for in-person learning? 90-100
Challenges which have been faced in the reopening of educational institutions for in-person learning

Logistical requirements, Financial burden, Getting back on track with the school curriculum;

Is there a system to trace, treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 in educational institutions? {Is there a system to trace treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 when schools are reopened:value}
Description of the system for tracing, treating and containing the spread of COVID-19 in educational institutions. Educational institutions put in place mechanisms for checking temperature of all students and staff as well as visitors to the institutions. Students and staff that had COVID-19 related symptoms were advised not to report to the educational institutions, but seek treatment and testing before reporting.
Frequent hand-washing, sanitsing as well as social distancing in classes, workshops and hostels has been done. Senstistation through posters and talks by health officials was also done. In addition, re-opening was done in a phased manner with students in examination classes being the first to re-open.
Has there been an increase or decrease in the national budget allocation for education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? {Has there been an adjustment in the national budget for education as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic:value}
Please indicate the extent of increase or decrease in the national budget allocation for education budget as a result of COVID-19? No significant change
Has there been an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on students while educational institutions were closed? No
Summary of the findings of the assessment of impact of COVID-19 on students while educational institutions were closed
Adjustments that have been made in operations of educational institutions upon reopening

Regular handwashing by students and teachers, Reduced number of students per classroom, Students and teachers wear masks, Suspension of field events and excursions, Regular disinfection of frequently touched areas in educational institutions (at least once a day);

 

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