File: It's been an extraordinary year for the class of 2020 -- the closing of schools, having to learn online and then readjusting to the new normal when returning to the physical classroom.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi gave an update on school readiness in the province before the reopening of schools.
Lesufi said preliminary exams will go ahead and should be concluded by mid-October to allow pupils to use results to apply for universities.
The MEC confirmed that the provincial department has set up a system for parents to apply to homeschool their children.
Lesufi explained parents who would like to homeschool their children should go to the school where the child is enrolled and ask for forms for homeschooling.
He said the school will then apply for the parents through the district department.
Lesufi said approval will be done within seven days and parents will be provided with a curriculum to follow.
"We will also try to meet the needs of pupils with commodities without compromising their health," he said.
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