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Department of Basic Education announces new school reopening days

The South African Department of Basic Education has announced that the government has decided to keep all schools in the country closed due to concerns of the spreading second covid-19 wave.

The Deputy Basic Education minister Reginah Mhaule had a media briefing of Friday the 15th of January, the deputy minister announced that both public and private schools will have to push up their opening dates by two weeks. The new reopening dates accordingly to the minister are as:

. All teachers should report to work on Monday, 1 February

. Learners should return to school on the 15th of February

Mhaule said that the reason for the extension was to allow for schools and staff to make proper safety precautions preparations. She said that the department will continue to have more meetings in the coming weeks to before schools reopen.

The minister said that as much as the government wants the academic year to end they want to make sure that their teachers and students are safe.

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Department of Basic Education Mhaule Reginah Mhaule

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