National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust in Salima yesterday engaged stakeholders in the education sector to assess progress and identify gaps in the fight against Covid-19.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Nice Trust assistant district civic education officer Pilirani Chaguza said the meeting was important because it provided an opportunity to stakeholders to compare notes and help each other identify gaps and best ways of dealing with them.
He said the meeting was important, considering that learners will be going back to school next month, joining others that have already started attending classes; hence, the need for stakeholders to meet and identify gaps.
“Schools have opened and others are yet to join next month.
“We are geared towards working with the district education office in the dissemination of Covid-19 messages to communities so that parents should prepare on how best to protect their children,” said Chaguza.
Commenting on the matter, Kanongola Zone primary education adviser Saulos Mzuwala said the ministry already had meetings with all relevant authorities such as teachers, school committees, mother groups, group village heads, among others, to sensitise them to how they can prepare and help learners prevent the pandemic.
“Parents should make sure that their children are adhering to all preventive measures so that they are able to protect themselves and other learners from the pandemic as they go,” he said.
In a separate interview, Chimweta Primary School committee chairperson Shadreck Amisi Chiwaula said school committees were also equipped by the Ministry of Education which invited them for a meeting on Covid-19.