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Update on Readiness of Schools Reopening – Angie Motshekga

Article by; Emma Clayfield

Minister of Basic education Angie Motshekga is expected to update the country on the state of readiness to reopen schools this afternoon.

Motshekga will hold a media briefing, where she is expected to address the return of Grade 7 and 12 learners to school, as they were due back in class last week Monday. 

The plans for learners to return to school were postponed at the last hour, which left many schools, teachers, parents and learners addled as Motshekga failed to adequately communicate this postponement to the public on time. 

Motshekga also went on to cancel her media briefing, where she was meant to confirm the return of learners to school on the following day. 

The department later release a media statement which said: 

“CEM took informed decisions to have schools to continue to reopen on 01 June 2020, but with School Management Teams, Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff only arriving to prepare for the arrival of learners”. 

“This whole coming week must be used for the proper orientation and training of teachers, the mopping and ramping of all supply chain matters, and final touches to the readiness of each facility for the arrival of learners.”

The date on which all learners have to report back to school, is the 08 June 2020.  

The Department of Education is yet to confirm the time in which the briefing will commence. 

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