Coronavirus in SA: Matrics, teachers back to school

Matrics and their teachers are heading back to school today following a one week break. Spokesperson for the South African Democratic Teachers Union, Nomusa Cembi, says they'll be keeping a close eye on things. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Matrics and their teachers are heading back to school today following a one week break.

Other grades are to be phased in in the following weeks.

President Ramaphosa announced the break following demands from teacher unions and some parents for schools to be closed during the COVID-19 peak.

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It was hoped that the extra time would be used to further improve safety measures amidst the pandemic.

Spokesperson for the South African Democratic Teachers Union, Nomusa Cembi, says they'll be keeping a close eye on things.

"We do hope the department has done all that we ask or requested of them so that the matriculants can start. It's a pity the department did not come back to us to tell us how far they are with being read," said Cembi.

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