Tanzania to re-open universities on June 1
Published on: May 21, 2020 03:26 (EAT)
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has announced that all universities in the country will re-open from June 1, 2020. Sixth-grade students in the country who are set to sit for their the final exams will also resume school on June 1. President Magufuli noted that the decision has been informed by the rapidly decreasing cases of the coronavirus in the country. “Coronavirus disease has reduced in the country, so we as a government, have decided to open all the colleges on June 1, 2020, so the relevant ministries should be prepared so that when the colleges are opened there will be no further hiccups,” Magufuli explained. He however noted that rest of the students would only be onboarded after further consultations. “For primary schools and other secondary classes we take a moment … we will evaluate the progress of others who first opened. These university students are adults, they are self-aware,” emphasized President Magufuli. All educational institutions in Tanzania were closed in mid-March immediately after Tanzania confirmed the country’s first coronavirus case. At the same time, Magufuli also announced that on June 1, all games including them country’s Premier League would return. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports will be working out a formula in the coming days on how Tanzanians will be attending the matches and other events. Tanzania’s Government Spokesperson Hassan Abbas said via Twitter that their national football teams were free to start training ahead of the resumption of public games.