Motshekga says her department is not insensitive to concerns raised about COVID-19 infections but schools will remain open.
Basic Education Minister said that the COVID-19 vaccination programme for teachers and support staff will begin on Wednesday, 23 June.
‘We want to assure South Africans that we have not yet hit the (Covid-19) third wave however we are at risk” – DOH
Angie Motshekga and the Education Department will meet later this week to determine when schools can welcome all students and teachers back.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala has commended teachers, parents and staff for ensuring the opening of schools under difficult circumstances.
The National Alliance of Independent School Associations point out that while public sector teachers receive salaries even if schools are shut, it’s not the same with the private sector.
Teachers are scheduled to receive their jabs during phase two of the rollout strategy, but the DA say that concerned educators need more info
Will schools reopen on 27 January under Level 3 lockdown? According to Ramaphosa, it’s a tricky decision to make.
The Basic Education department has resolved that all students must get an opportunity to write their matric exams.
Wesley Neumann is facing multiple charges, one of which, was his refusal to open the school during the COVID-19 peak.
The poorest children have disproportionately lost access to education, healthcare and food during the COVID-19 crisis, warn NGOs.
Concern over the spread of the virus in the country has led to the decision. Other new measures have also been introduced.
One of Umlazi’s top-performing schools, Velabahleke High School, closed briefly after a pupil tested positive for COVID-19.
The decision is an about-turn from Sadtu after it had joined other unions Naptosa, SAOU, Natu and PEU, as well as the School Governing Body Associations, in giving the go-ahead for pupils to return to school
The Department of Basic Education and Motshekga has had enough criticism on the reopening of schools. It’s hit back hard in an open letter.
More learners will return to the classroom on Monday, as government continues its phased reopening of schools.
The deadline to accept the placements offered to successful candidates through the school admissions process is on Friday July 3.
Following his failed bid in the Con Court, Mmusi Maimane has suffered another court defeat as he fights to prevent schools from opening.
The DA says the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has no plans to employ additional teachers to assist in teaching in split classrooms.