Calls to delay school's reopening

Unions and school governing bodies are not all behind the decision to reopen schools on Monday. They say opening too soon will only prejudice pupils of schools that are not yet COVID-19 ready. Another objection is that a revised curriculum has not been made available to teachers. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Unions and school governing bodies are not all behind the decision to reopen schools.

They say opening on Monday will only prejudice pupils of schools that are not yet COVID-19 ready.

Another objection is that a revised curriculum has not been made available to teachers.

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Grade 7 and 12 pupils are set to go back to school on Monday.

Paul Colditz, from the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools, said they met with the Deputy Minister of Education, Reginah Mhaule on Friday morning.

“We conveyed to them our unanimous concern about reopening on Monday and the effect that it may have in entrenching of inequalities in the system and health and well-being of learners, teachers and educational workers,” Colditz.

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Grade seven and matric pupils are expected back in class on Monday when schools reopen. Schools have been closed for more than two months, in a bid to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy #DStv403

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