Parents worried about safety of children at schools: online survey

The latest Ipsos Essentials research shows only two in every 10 South Africans surveyed are either "very comfortable" or "somewhat comfortable" with allowing their children to return to school. It reveals most parents surveyed are up in arms over a decision to reopen schools. Grade 7 and 12 students are set to return to class next week Monday. For more on the survey, I'm joined by Ipsos South Africa's Ezethu Mandlelize. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The latest Ipsos Essentials research shows only two in every 10 South Africans surveyed are either “very comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with allowing their children to return to school.

It reveals most parents surveyed are up in arms over a decision to reopen schools.

Grade 7 and 12 pupils are set to return to class next week Monday.

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Ipsos added that the poll was conducted online, “and so represents the views of those South Africans who have regular access to the internet.

“Despite having to home school those that don’t go back, a quarter of online South Africans (24 percent) say they will definitely not send their children to school in the next few weeks.

"Four out of every five online South Africans are thus opposed to sending their children back to school at this stage,” the survey said.

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