National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust has encouraged schools in Chiradzulu to continue observing Covid-19 preventive measures.
The recommendation follows the full reopening of schools on October 12 in the country.
Chiradzulu Nice civic education facilitation expert Clemence Sendeza said this on Friday in the district during inspection of schools on Covid-19 precautionary measures compliance.
“Don’t relax the precautionary measures despite challenges ranging from lack of personal protective equipment [PPE],” he said.
However, teachers said they want more help on PPE to follow the precautionary measures.
Namadzi Primary School head teacher Knoxie Ndalama said they are failing to observe the measures due to lack of PPE.
“My school has an enrollment of 1 620 learners, but has five hand-washing facilities. We also need more soap,” he said.
His counterpart from Chikowa Primary School, Austin Chilinjala, said his school has run out of soap and needs more PPE.
“We have just opened schools last week and we have used all the tablets of soap,” he said.
The teachers have since asked government, non-governmental organisations and other well-wishers to help.
Nice introduced a Covid-19 school-based civic engagement and community mobilisation intervention to promote preventive measures and remedial measures in schools.