Tanzania schools reopen today


After months of staying indoors, today all primary and secondary schools in Tanzania resume academic sessions following a directive issued by President John Magufuli a fortnight ago.

The decision to reopen all schools has made Tanzania the first country in East Africa to allow resumption of all academic activity and social gatherings following a brief break due to the coronavirus scare.

But with Covid-19 still in their midst, it is vital that all health safety precautions as issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of health are adhered to.

When higher education institutions reopened at the beginning of June, changes had been put in place on campus environs as steps towards minimising the risk of contracting Covid-19.

At the University of Dar es Salaam’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), handwashing stations installed at various places on the campus compound, starting from the main entrance. Everyone who enters the campus is instructed by security guards to first and foremost wear a face mask before being granted entry, then proceed to wash their hands with liquid soap.


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