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Friday, October 29, 2010

Zimbabwe : Quarantined pupils to write exams

Via The Herald :

" The Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture has made provisions for children affected by the Influenza A outbreak in Tsholotsho to write public examinations while quarantined.Matabeleland North provincial education director Mrs Boithatelo Mnguni said infected pupils who can sit through an examination are allowed to write and without a time limit.

"They are given separate rooms where they can write without infecting other children. They are allowed to write at their own pace and the examination time limit is not taken into consideration," she said.She said two pupils from Magana Secondary School failed to write Ndebele Paper One yesterday due to illness.

"Six pupils from Dikili, were also reported to be seriously ill, although it could not be established if they were able to write," Mrs Mnguni said.Mrs Mnguni said health teams had been alerted to the situation at Dikili.She said pupils at Mpindo Primary School — which was in danger of being closed last week after 95 percent of pupils succumbed to Influenza — were responding well to treatment."

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