28.5.2020 02:29 pm
Angie Motshekga said she was pleased with the rate at which schools were preparing for reopening, and that schools will be fully cleaned, sanitised, and prepared for learners to return.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said during her assessment of school readiness in Gauteng on Thursday, that her department will not allow schools to reopen if the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) is not available.
‘The PPEs, with an element of alcohol, are starting to attract the wrong people,’ Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said.
The MEC was speaking during a visit to Ga-Rankuwa Primary School on Tuesday where he was inspecting compliance ahead of its reopening.
Graduation ceremonies are special occasions for any graduates, especially first-generation graduates in some families.
The case was recorded in the first week of teachers’ return to school to prepare for the phased reopening this Monday for grades 7 and 12.
NSFAS-qualifying students receive learning material allowance for the year, which includes R5,200 issued once a year to beneficiaries to purchase things like laptops, tablets and books.
A 17-year-old was arrested for attempted burglary at a high school in Makapanstad, North West, on Friday.
On Sunday, Sadtu KZN had joined the voice of many other unions calling on its members to stay home and not return on Monday.
Eusa’s lawyers are meeting on Tuesday to discuss possible legal action against the department over the return to schools.
Motshekga added that there was nothing to stop the government from returning to higher levels of the lockdown if the situation worsened.
This after concerns were raised that a physical inspection would pose a danger and leave schools contaminated, MEC Panyaza Lesufi said.
Two districts in Gauteng have experienced disruptions in the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says.
The department wants the cleaning of all schools to be completed by 27 May to ensure that there are no delays ahead of 1 June.
Students will have a period of two to three weeks to prepare for their return after the announcement of Level 3.
Opinion is divided about the merits of pupils returning to school, with some doubting government’s ability to ensure all the necessary Covid-19 protocols are in place, and others saying kids are safer in their classrooms than at home.