We have different scenarios should lockdown end or be extended - Basic Education
With seven days to go for the lockdown to the lifted in the country, the Department of Basic Education is looking at possible scenarios to save the 2020 academic year.
Although it is not yet certain whether the lockdown will be extended or not, the department met with various stakeholders to plan how a way forward for the year.
Clement Manyathela speaks to Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga about the meeting.
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We have different scenarios should the lockdown end or be extended.Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson - Department of Basic Education
We hope that at the right time we will be able to implement. Based on yesterday's meetings, there is agreement across the board from the unions and school governing bodies.Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson - Department of Basic Education
Mhlanga says the Western Cape Department of Education will be going against the regulations if they open the school to run the feeding scheme programme.
It is not encouraged and the minister was very clear yesterday that it shouldn't happen at all because in terms of the regulations now, schools shouldn't be opened and anyone who opens the school will be going against the regulations.Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson - Department of Basic Education
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