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Democratic Alliance filed court papers with the aim of stopping rotational timetables in schools

South African schools reopened a couple of weeks ago . The South African schools are still using the rotation system so as to limit the spread of Covid-19 . However , the opposition Democratic Alliance is of the view that learners should not do rotational learning anymore .As a result , DA reportedly made its submission of its papers at the Pretoria High Court .

The party is aimed at stopping the government from further implementation of rotation in school s .The Democratic Alliance is of the belief that schools should open on a full time basis . The party is in support of calls that have been made by by some teacher unions and experts .In accordance with the report , the Democratic Alliance argues that the rotation of classrooms is unjustifiable and that it has damages to the education sector . The leader of DA argued that 80% of the schools in South Africa were still using the rotation system . He said that most learners were not getting sufficient learning time time as a result of the rotation .The DA leader expressed devastation at the fact that 80 % of the school learners were only getting half the time of their learning period , hence the need to end rotation .

It was reportedly argued by DA that the rotation deprived children their right to education and nutrition . The South African Human Rights Commission is reported to be also be in support of the removal of rotation .

The Ministerial Advisory Commission is reported to be also in support of full time learning . The Covid-19 cases may be on a decrease but there is a need for the government to make various consultations to be made before a final conclusion is made on reverting to the traditional timetable .

Source of Information

https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/courts/2994005/da-court-scrap-rotational-schooling-26-january-222

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