Article by: Dumisane Dube
The Department of Basic Education says all public, private and independent schools must stop teaching and learning on Wednesday
The department said learners enrolled at hostels and special schools have until Friday to be released for their winter holidays.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country will be moving to level 4 and winter school holidays will need to start earlier.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says schools will re-open on the 19th of July. She was speaking during a media briefing.
The minister said teaching would end on Wednesday, June 30, teachers and management would wrap up on Thursday and Friday, and by Friday all schools would be closed.
“We will use Thursday and Friday for teachers and managers to close the schools properly. We also agreed that learners in hostels and learners with special education needs waiting for parents to pick them up should report the latest by Friday,” Motshega said
Motshega said she was aware of the pandemic changing and if there was a need to change the schedule, decisions would be made.
According to the minister vaccinations would continue while schools were closed.
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