‘Save the teachers, they are dying’ – Unions
Start of school year delayed by two weeks but educators called back much earlier.
Delay will put schools, pupils under more pressure
There was a lot of pressure on children to perform and schools to push for pass rates.
Right call to open SA schools later
Academically, last year was certainly no walk in the park.
‘What we want to do is strengthen ICT. We want to take ICT to even the rural areas where there is no network.’
‘The Covid-19 infection rate has increased. We are seeing more deaths to the extent that almost everybody knows somebody who has been infected by it,’ said Deputy Minister Regiona Mhaule said.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) does not support the postponement, arguing that it will likely do more harm than good.

Breaking News Video: Schools opening postponed to 15 February

Schools that have already opened will have to close.

Education WATCH LIVE: Department briefs the nation on school reopening

It remains unclear whether basic education’s academic calendar year will go ahead as initially planned.

Back to school sooner, or later?

Education Back to school sooner, or later?

Teachers say classrooms are better for learning than online process.

Education Milnerton high school distances itself from fake, racist TikTok account

‘Please note that Milnerton High School does not have a TikTok account.’

Covid-19 Exam marker found unconscious at Gauteng centre, dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Markers who were in contact with her were also tested and released from the marking centre while they await results..

Education Teacher unions welcomes NCCC’s proposal to pause reopening schools

The union raised concern over many teachers who succumbed to the virus while many were too ill, resulting in severe shortage of teachers. 

Education Parents’ concerns mount as public schools set to open

Survey shows that 53% of adults think schools should not reopen until the current situation with Covid-19 improves.

Education Indy schools call for ‘balance’ as NCCC proposes delay to start of academic year

The national coronavirus command council has proposed that schools should open on 15 February instead of 27 January.

Education Low-income households more likely to oppose reopening schools – study

Public schools are expected to open on 27 January, but a final decision is expected soon.

School in billing row

Education School in billing row

If school is forced to pay massive bill it may be forced to close its doors, says principal.

Covid-19 Action Society urges government not to postpone start of 2021 school year

The organisation said it was aware that many pupils did not have access to internet, smartphones or printers for distance learning.

matric Way forward for 2021 academic year in flux

“The National Coronavirus Command Council is dealing with this issue, and we will provide guidance on this matter in the coming days,” Ramaphosa said.

NSC exam markers and moderators felled

Education NSC exam markers and moderators felled

‘Social distancing in place in marking rooms’, says the department of basic education.

matric Basic Education confirms matric marking will be completed on time

‘We feel that we are still on schedule to complete marking as scheduled on 22 January 2021,’ says department’s Mathanzima Mweli.

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