In a circular signed by the provincial education department head, Enock Nzama, parents were informed that all Grade R pupils will have to stay at home for the time being.
Some weeks ago, the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) released a statement that all pupils in Grade R, 6 and 11 should resume school on July 6. This decision was made after a meeting between Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga and the education MECs on Thursday.
The CEM circular read as follows; “After careful consideration of all the reports, [the] CEM took a decision that only Grade 6, Grade 11 and Grade R will return to school on Monday, 6 July 2020. The decision affects all provinces.”
“However, the province has taken a decision to only accept Grade 6 and Grade 11 on the 6 July 2020. Grade R learners must temporarily remain at home and await further advice.”luxury_designnFiverrSellerHello awesome buyer, welcome to my profile. Are you looking for a professional Shopify store design or a digital marketer to make your eCommerce dream come true? I am Luxury_designn, I am an expert when it comes to eCommerce store design and marketing. For a store to be successful, it has to be attractive and user friendly, I will make sure that your store is designed to aid sales conversion. I am also a professional in WordPress web design/eCommerce and Search Engine Optimization. I will make sure I satisfy you. Message me now to start your work. Regard Luxury_designn
The previous plan is that pupils in Grades R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 and 11 will return to the classrooms on Monday to join the Grade 7 and Grade 12 who have resumed school since June 8. These students resume school after they have been away for more than 10 week due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Motshekga statement, he said, “We will adjust the reopening phases, based on the risk-adjusted strategy, which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to school reopening, taking into account all factors that affect the work we do.”
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education made the decision after observation of an increase in cases and the recognition that schools were based in communities, directly affecting pupils.
There is also a report from the principals of schools that they having difficulties in screening Grade 7 and Grade12 pupils. They also state that they might not be able to cope with other grades when they resume, according to a survey conducted by teacher unions.
The COVID-19 has affected so many South African pupils and teachers across the country according to the national department over the weekend.
The world is in a very critical condition, it is very important for us to follow all the instruction from the health department to prevent the spread of coronavirus.