A group calling itself Concerned Students of Malawi, comprising students from different institutions, have called on the government to open schools immediately.

They say it is much easier for Covid preventive measures to be followed in schools than in bars, for example, yet the latter is not on full lockdown.

The group’s national publicity secretary, Kelvin Kasanga, added that government did not consider the effects that last year’s closure of schools had on students, particularly the girl child.

A group calling itself “Concerned Students” has given government 48 hours from yesterday to respond to its petition.

Three weeks ago, President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera ordered for the closure of schools for a period of three weeks with an aim of controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Last week the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 extended the period with another two weeks, claiming that COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in the country.

The move angered many Malawians with many claiming that the extension will negatively affect the learners in the country.

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