27.3.2020 07:26 am
The education department said that it would be guided by the National Command Council, chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa, before confirming a date on the reopening.
There is no exact date for when schools are expected to reopen for the second term, according to the Department of Basic Education.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but authorities were at the scene to extinguish the fire.
The site is providing an overview of distance learning, including information on how to teach online, make lessons accessible to students, and collaborate with other educators.
UCT said the staff member was being quarantined for two weeks under the supervision of the national health department.
Steve Mabona said the department condemned the incidents and urged parents to assist in enforcing discipline on their children.
However, teachers are expected to continue to work until Friday, 20 March 2020.
Nzimande stressed that the closure of institutions were merely a short recess and not a shutdown.
The university suspended the graduation ceremony that was scheduled to take place on Monday, 16 March.
Mabizela’s decision follows in the steps of the other universities across the country, including the Tshwane University Of Technology after they announced the suspension of classes this week.
The department of social development sent messages to special care units and early childhood learning centres to close amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Schools will close on Wednesday, 18 March, and reopen on 14 April, as directed by Ramaphosa. It means 10 school days will be lost.
Where possible, faculties will make use of online resources to assist students and ensure they do not fall behind with their studies.
While the department of education mulls over a plan of action, the MEC advised that school closures were an opportunity and not a holiday for kids.
UP said it would be making a comprehensive announcement by mid-morning on Monday.