Mozambique has announced that schools will reopen from Monday after being closed in some cases for as long as a year.
President Filipe Nyusi said the risk of coronavirus transmission was low but schools “could interrupt their face-to-face teaching activities or begin them at a later date” as needed.
It applies to all levels of education, although pre-school nurseries were not mentioned in the president’s speech.
Teachers told BBC News that they backed the move.
“It was the right decision. With so many problems with access to technology that students often present, this is an opportunity for us to take some steps forward,” said Julio Manjate.
University lecturer Gil Lauriciano saw it as a “necessary risk” considering schools have been closed in some cases for a year.