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Department of education affirms fourteen day delay in returning schools

The Department of Basic Education has reported that administration will keep all schools shut in South Africa because of worries around the nation second Covid-19 wave. 


In a media preparation on Friday (15 January), Deputy Basic Education serve Reginah Mhaule said that both public and tuition based schools will postpone their initial dates by about fourteen days. 


The return date of independnet schools will change dependent on their individual schedules. For different schools, the new opening dates are as per the following: 


Educators will answer to schools on Monday, 1 February 


Students will return on Monday, 15 February 


Mhaule said that care staff will utilize this extra an ideal opportunity to plan for schools the arrival of students. She added that further gatherings will occur one week from now to decide the availability of schools to resume. 


A review distributed by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) this week demonstrated that 53% of grown-ups figure schools ought to stay shut until the circumstance improves. 


19% of grown-ups accept that schools should re-open for grade 7 and grade 12 students in particular. 


"The discoveries from the study show that most of grown-ups contradict the re-opening of schools while Covid-19 cases proceed at their present significant levels," said Professor Carin Runciman, UJ Associate Professor at the Center for Social Change.

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Carin Runciman Department of Basic Education Human Sciences Research Council Mhaule Reginah Mhaule

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