Pupils excited, parents anxious as schools reopen

Only Grade Five and eight pupils are still learning at home.  Today (Monday) the other grades joined Matrics and Grade Sevens in returning back to the physical classroom. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the 2020 academic year twice. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Monday may as well have been the first day of the 2020 academic year for most pupils who have not seen a school ground since the end of March when the lockdown on South Africa was imposed.

Only Grade 5 and Grade 9 pupils are still learning at home.

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On Monday, the other grades joined Matrics and Grade 7 pupils in returning back to the physical classroom.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the 2020 academic year twice.

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For the parents, in particular, this was an anxious time as they dropped off their kids at school.

Both in the North West and Gauteng, things seem to have gotten off to a smooth start.

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eNCA