The Ministry of Education and Sports has approved the commencement of school practice when schools reopen for non-candidates.
Previously, the ministry had delayed the activity creating fear that final year student teachers could take longer than expected to be passed out.
However, Jonathan Kamwana, commissioner Teacher/Tutor Instructor Education and Training (TIET) says they have now agreed that teacher trainees can go for school practice in a staggered manner.
According to the arrangement, teacher trainees will be required to teach for six weeks, two of which will be spent at their respective training institutions preparing what they will be teaching and instruction materials needed among other pre-school practice activities.
Kamwana however adds that officials at the Ministry of Education will next week be meeting with principles of different teacher training colleges and universities to agree on a detailed plan to follow while carrying out the activity.
Student teachers are required to undergo the mandatory school practice to expose them to a real class environment before they are passed out.