COVID-19 is a major threat to the country’s education system and could result in what the basic education minister calls a ‘coronavirus generation’. Angie Motshekga has visited schools in Johannesburg to inspect the return of Grade 6, 11 and some Grade R pupils. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - COVID-19 is a major threat to the country’s education system and could result in what Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga calls a ‘coronavirus generation’.
Motshekga has visited schools in Johannesburg to inspect the return of Grade 6, 11 and some Grade R pupils.
She says the 2020 school year may spill over into 2021.
The basic education system is faced with a new normal.
While the country and the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, the education system still needs to be implemented in compliance with the constitution.
Motshekga says the gains made by the system in the last two decades could be erased the longer children stay out of school.
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