THE Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has called on government to ensure that it urgently disburses funds to grant-aided schools in order for them to procure COVID-19 preventive materials as schools prepare to re-open. Government announced that a detailed assessment of all learning institutions would be conducted from 8th to 15th July, 2021 to further ascertain their readiness to re-open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But in an interview, ZANEC executive director George Hamusunga said it would be impossible for schools to obtain the required certification to re-open if they did not have sufficient funds to maintain the schools in line with the standard operating procedures. “The certification to allow schools to re-open will disadvantage schools that will not manage to…...

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