Rorisang Kgosana
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2 Jun 2020
5:10 am

Motshekga gets support for ongoing school delay

Rorisang Kgosana

It is clear that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is serious about the safety of pupils and teachers as she is willing to wait for the correct protective equipment before resuming the academic year, says an education activist.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Bongani Shilunane/African News Agency

Motshekga yesterday announced June 8 as yet another new date for schools to reopen. At a briefing in Rustenburg yesterday, she said her decision was due to three reports presented to the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) at the weekend, which showed the country was at different levels of readiness. The first report looked at the state of readiness; the second on Rand Water and the supply of water to various schools; and the third a technical report from the heads of education departments committee on the state of readiness for the phased-in reopening of schools. “In the main, it...