Schools are not ready to reopen in June - Sadtu

Grade 7 and 12 pupils will go back to school on the 1st of June. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says all schools will be provided with water and face masks. To get some reaction on the announcement we are joined by Sadtu's Mugwena Maluleke. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says 1 June is too soon to send children back to school.

Sadtu General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke says the union conducted its own survey and found seven provinces are not ready to resume classes.

"The survey tells us that seven provinces are far from being ready in terms of facilities and terms of water.

READ: Schools to reopen on 1 June: Dept of Basic Education

The Western Cape and Gauteng are at least ready for the delivery of masks for the teachers and some of the workers but not for the learners," said Maluleke.

Maluleke believes at least two months is needed to ensure thorough preparation.

"We need more than two months to prepare thoroughly for all these particular things so that we don't perpetuate the inequalities."

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