A ‘miracle’ if schools open on June 1 - Sadtu

A ‘miracle’ if schools open on June 1 - Sadtu

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) believes it will be a miracle if schools are ready to reopen on June 1.

Angie Motshekga on schools going back in June 2020

Last month, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the proposed return date for grade 7s and 12s is on June 1.


Motshekga is expected to brief the nation on Tuesday around the readiness of schools to reopen at the end of the month.

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However, Sadtu general-secretary Mungwena Maluleka says schools are not yet ready to reopen.


''We are very doubtful whether the provinces will be ready to receive all the learners in terms of the phased in approach.


"The provinces were very far from providing emergency water, they were very far from providing admission facilities for those particular schools. They were not even ready in terms of screening the teachers and the workers. "


Maluleka adds that the minister needs to address the measures put in place to ensure teacher and pupil safety.


"As a union, what we want the minister to address is if there is assurance of safety for the health of the workers in terms of have schools and offices complied with Covid regulations as well as the Health and Safety Occupational Act."

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