WESTERN CAPE - The Western Cape Education Department remains adamant that its pupils return to school, despite pending legal action from the Human Rights Commission.
It says the longer poor students stay out of school, the more disadvantaged they will be.
In Cape Town, Grade 12 pupils of Arcadia High in Bonteheuwel were excited to be back.
But across town, the Habibia Primary School says it won’t be welcoming its Grade 7s back for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced schools will open on 8 June.
She outlined the reasons why the reopening of schools has been delayed.
The minister briefed the media on Monday, 1 June.
Motshekga said a decision was taken after a meeting held with the Council of Education, governing bodies and unions.
She said a report submitted to her listed several concerns and problem areas.
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