Schools ready to open come Monday: Angie Motshekga

Schools are scheduled to open tomorrow but the decision has not been unopposed. Teacher unions and parents as well as the South African Human Rights Commission have slammed Motshekga's decision questioning the safety of schools given the massive spike in COVID-19 infection rates in SA. I am joined on The Fix by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says schools will be ready to reopen on Monday despite a few issues.

Grade 7s and 12s will be the first to return to class.

“We are saying we as ready as could be. There are still some challenges in areas where we were struggling even before the lockdown, your sanitation, your water. Fortunately, the President has now since deployed the army,” said Motshekga.

“We are working with the Department of Water and Sanitation to help us deal with those areas...” she added.

READ: Motshekga to give update on readiness of schools reopening

Motshekga says at least 99 percent of Gauteng and the Western Cape schools are ready to reopen.

Minister Motshekga is expected to brief the media on school readiness on Sunday afternoon.

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