Minister of Basic Education, Mr Fidelis Molao, says while there has been a lot of progress to ensure compliance to health standards at both junior and secondary schools, primary schools still needed to up their game.
“The extent of preparedness is at different stages with some schools, especially primary ones lagging behind. Both junior and secondary schools have made considerable progress.”
The planned re-opening of schools on June 2, would tail government’s decision to close all schools on March 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Minister Molao said the ministry would embark on a nationwide trip to get direct information on preparedness of the educational institutions.
Francistown deputy town clerk, Mr Lawrence Mazinyane, said the council was doing their best to ensure that all primary schools were ready by June 2.
The primary reason many of the primary schools were lagging behind was unavailability of materials. That’s why the city council had since ordered all the materials needed.
Currently all primary schools in the area are able to procure all necessary detergents.