COVID-19 hit 968 schools across SA: Motshekga

COVID-19 hit 968 schools across SA: Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says school COVID-19 cases are a direct reflection of their communities. 

Angie Motshekga 8 June

Motshekga on Sunday was speaking in a virtual media briefing in Pretoria, on the state of readiness for the phasing-in of other Grades. 

She says they continue to observe a rise in COVID-19 infections due to a number of factors like non-compliance.

"Since our Grade 7 and 12 learners returned to school on 8 June, 968 of 25 762 schools were closed and reopened. Which means 4% of our schools really had to close and open, which means that more than 25 000 of the schools were not affected at all. 

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"Majority of the schools remained very stable. Indeed we will say they lost three to four days in a week, which means they would have enjoyed four weeks of teaching," says Motshekga. 

She says since the return of Grade 7 and 12 learners 2 740 teachers from 440 000 countrywide have been tested positive for COVID-19.

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