Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Some private schools across the country on Monday began online lessons.
The Government is still to announce dates for the opening of new school terms.
The school holidays were extended indefinitely due to the fourth wave of Covid-19.
One of the schools dispatched memos to parents saying the lessons were compulsory.
“Dear Parents/Guardians. Following the Presidential announcement to defer the physical opening of schools, please note that the school will be conducting online lessons effective January 10 and note that these lessons are compulsory for all students.
“Timetables and further communication will be sent out in due course by the school administration.
“This week starting Wednesday January 5, 10:30 am. We will be conducting test lessons to assist students who have challenges using MS Teams and new students who are not familiar with out online lessons.
“We encourage students to attend this exercise. The attached guide can be used for setting up,” read the memo.
A parent said:
“They will be doing like they are going to school.
“They wake up dressed in school uniforms as they will be doing zoom meeting. They will also break like they are at school.”
While another parent said:
“We received some memos advising us that school begin on January 10.
“Lessons will be compulsory online and zoom classes are recommended.”