‘Private lessons super spreaders’

THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has raised concern over the continued holding of extra lessons by some teachers and individuals either within schools or homes saying such conduct is a possible super spreader for Covid-19.


Extra lessons have been on the increase since the Government deferred the re-opening of schools.

The Education Ministry’s spokesperson, Mr Taungana Ndoro, said it was illegal for anyone to conduct physical or face to face private lessons.


“The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to reiterate that it is illegal for anyone to conduct face to face private lessons either at any schools or private place. It remains illegal because we need to put all hands-on the deck as a nation to ensure that we manage the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Mr. Ndoro.

He said learners were likely to carry the virus and pass it on to parents and the rest of the community due to the illegal activities.


Mr Ndoro said parents should not send their children for private lessons.


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