The Ministry of Education has suspended classes in all schools in the Southern Region of Malawi from 13 to 14 March 2023.
According to the Secretary for Education, Chikondano Mussa, this follows the information the ministry has received from the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services.
The information indicates that the direct effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy being experienced in the Southern Region Districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Phalombe, Blantyre, Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, Neno and Zomba, will intensify this evening till 13 March 2023 and dying down by 14 March 2023.
As a precautionary measure, the Ministry of Education has temporarily suspended physical classes in all learning institutions in
the aforementioned districts on Monday, 13 March and Tuesday, 14 March 2023.
Mussa said during the suspension of classes, teachers and learners are encouraged to use available online platforms and radio lessons.
“In particular, when physical classes resume on Wednesday, 15 March 2023, teachers are urged to provide remedial lessons to recover the lost time,” said Mussa.