|Schools to close a week earlier|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:23|
In a statement in the House of Assembly yesterday Finance Minister Tendai Biti said the rescheduling from the initial August 9 to August 2 had been done to enable teachers who form the bulk of enumerators prepare adequately.
“Closure of schools this term will be on the 2nd of August 2012 and will re-open on the normal time that had been scheduled, September 11,” he said.
He urged parliamentarians to educate their constituencies on the need to take part in the exercise that is important for coming up with reliable data on issues like levels of poverty, access to health and others that are important for national development.
Zimbabweans, said Minister Biti, had nothing to fear from participating in the event because there was nothing political about it apart from collating important national data.