LOCKDOWN: Motshekga announces support measures for pupils

JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga announced the interim measures to assist pupils learning at home during the national 21-day lockdown

Schools have been closed from mid-March and will remain closed during the lockdown.

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The minister announced online and broadcast support resources would be available catering to subject content for all pupils.

Virtual classrooms have been arranged in partnership with Vodacom to provide content to pupils for free.

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The minister named the ToEnable app which allows pupils to download 2,000 electronic readers in indigenous languages for free as one resource.

Motshekga said lessons will be broadcast on DStv channel 180, SABC TV and eTV has made a dedicated three-month channel available on its OpenView platform as well as SABC radio and online lessons. 

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The schedule for the lessons is available on both the Education Department's website and social media.

The minister announced online and broadcast support resources would be available catering to subject content for all pupils.

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