KATIMA MULILO – Classes at Nankuntwe Combined School in the Kabbe South constituency have been suspended due to flooding.
Zambezi acting education director Jost Kawana confirmed the school management resolved to suspend the classes due to poor attendance and because of water, which has flooded teachers’ houses at the school.
“The situation is worse as the flood is moving very fast. As we are speaking, teachers have abandoned their houses at the school and are now staying in classrooms. Learning has been put on hold because only a few learners are coming to school,” he said.
Kawana further stated that the directorate and the regional political leadership were to meet yesterday to discuss the way forward.
The level of the Zambezi River reached 6.07 metres on Tuesday, compared to 3.12 metres on the same date last year.
Most of the residents have already relocated their livestock to higher ground.
However, some of them remain in their villages as some schools and clinics are still operational. Other areas which at this time can only be accessed by boat or canoes include Mpukano, Kasika, Itomba, Nsundwa and Mbalasinte.