Motshekga: 95% of schools ready for teaching and learning

Motshekga: 95% of schools ready for teaching and learning

It's all systems go for grades 7 and 12 pupils to return to school on Monday with the Department of Basic Education saying that 95% of the country's schools are ready for teaching and learning. 


Angie Motshekga
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This was confirmed by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga during a media briefing on Sunday.


Pupils will return to school some two months after closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent national lockdown.


“We can now say with confidence that about 95% of our schools have been ably provided with the Covid-19 related imperatives,” said Motshekga. 


“The sector, with the assistance of our partners, will strive to deal with the remaining 5% to ensure that the unfettered rights to health, safety and basic education for all South African children are protected.”

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Plans will be made to accommodate the remaining 5% of pupils whose schools do not meet the necessary health and safety standards.


However, this will be done in consultation with parents. 


“For the remaining 5% or so learners, alternative measures have been developed by different districts such as temporarily using neighbouring schools, using underutilised spaces in boarding schools and putting other learners in camps,” said Motshekga. 

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