The Ministry of Education has announced that schools in the country will reopen on September 7, 2020.
The announcement comes as a relief to learners as schools have remained closed since March 23 this year, as a Covid-19 preventive measure.
Making the announcement at a press briefing in Lilongwe, Education Minister Agnes Nyalonje said the reopening exercise will be in phases with all examination writing classes to be the first.
These classes include standard 8, form 4, IPTE 15 teacher students and final year college students.
According to Nyalonje the next phase of leaners will return to school on 12 October under strict Covid-19 preventive measures.
Among others, Standard 1 to 4 learners will be alternating as learning hours have been reduced.
Meanwhile Nyalonje has revealed that government has disbursed K2.1 billion to education zones to be used in the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for learners and teachers at their respective schools.
In the new education calendar, learning for the third term is set to close on December 19, 2020 and classes will resume on January 4, 2021.
Examinations for Primary Leaving Certificate (PLC) will commence on 30 September while Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations will start on 27 October.
School assessment, according to Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje, will start on Monday August 31, 2020.
The Ministry of education says a team of desk officers at district level has been trained on Covid-19 prevention measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in schools.
Meanwhile, back to school messages are being disseminated to ensure that learners are aware that schools will open on September 7. The ministry says it has also purchased radio sets and tablets to be used by physically challenged learners.