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Mwingi pupils show up sans masks, schools donate

Teachers have been preparing for two weeks in advance

In Summary

• Headteacher said the school donated masks to pupils who arrived without masks but urged parents to provide them.

• Well-wishers urged to assist the school in meeting Covid-19 safety requirements

A Mwingi Primary School Grade 4 pupil washes her hands on Monday October 12.
BACK TO SCHOOL: A Mwingi Primary School Grade 4 pupil washes her hands on Monday October 12.
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Some Mwingi pupils showed up on Monday without face masks, a key Covid-19 safety requirement, but schools donated masks.

Everyone reporting back is required to wear a mask. Learners were told to wear them on Tuesday and parents were warned to be vigilant.

Mwingi Primary said turnout was 85 per cent and lessons had begun. Headteacher Joseph for two weeks teachers have been reporting to school  so they are fully prepared.

He said ensuring all health protocols is expensive and challenging.

"We call upon well-wishers to chip in and extend a helping hand in donation of santiser, masks, soap among other key necessities," he said.

He said when schools fully reopen, learning could not resume as normal because there's not enough space more more than 700 pupils.

Each classroom is only accommodating 15 pupils now to observe social distancing, he said.

(Edited by V. Graham)

Mwingi Primary pupils during assembly on Monday, October 12.
ASSEMBLY: Mwingi Primary pupils during assembly on Monday, October 12.
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Mwingi primary school pupils on Monday, October 12.
NEW TERM: Mwingi primary school pupils on Monday, October 12.
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Mwingi Primary school pupils playing football on Monday, October 12.
FOOTBALL: Mwingi Primary school pupils playing football on Monday, October 12.
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Lessons at Mwingi Primary School on Monday, October 12.
SCHOOLS REOPENING: Lessons at Mwingi Primary School on Monday, October 12.
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