MINISTRY of General Education permanent secretary Dr Jobbicks Kalumba has maintained that schools will only close after the August 12 general elections as stated in the academic calendar. In an interview, Friday, Dr Kalumba said closing schools earlier was not workable as learners had lost too much due to the COVID-19 pandemic and needed to catch up. “We are going to close on the very day of polling day because some children also registered as voters. We are going to design a programme in such a way that our boys and girls cast their votes and after casting their votes that’s when they can go. It is not a day that is complicated to handle. Closing schools earlier is not…...

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