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UPDATE: Motshekga delays address on school readiness amid further consultations

31 May 2020 7:04 PM
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Education
Angie Motshekga
COVID-19
SA lockdown
school readiness
level 3 lockdown
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The minister was set to give an update on Sunday evening after meeting unions and organisations who wanted re-opening delayed.

A host of teacher unions and school governing bodies have been expressing opposition to Grade 7 and 12 learners returning to classrooms on Monday (1 June), saying schools are not ready.

They met with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Saturday night to raise their safety concerns amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The Sunday Times reported that according to various sources, Motshekga acknowledged that "the system is not completely ready".

The minister was set to update the nation on the state of school readiness at 6 pm on Sunday, leading to speculation that there would be a policy u-turn.

That briefing has been delayed as "further consultations" take place and re-scheduled for Monday at 11 am.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : UPDATE: Motshekga delays address on school readiness amid further consultations


31 May 2020 7:04 PM
Tags:
Education
Angie Motshekga
COVID-19
SA lockdown
school readiness
level 3 lockdown
2020 school calendar
#returntoschool

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