KZN Education prepares for return of more public school pupils

KZN Education prepares for return of more public school pupils

It's been a smooth start to the new school week, as Grade 12 public school pupils returned to class after a short break, says the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department. 

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The Department says there were no major issues on Monday. 

Grade 7 pupils will head back to classrooms next week and the other Grades on 24 August. 

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Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu says they're preparing for the return of more learners. 

"We continue obviously to grapple with minor challenges such as infrastructure in certain parts of the province. 

"The issue of water still remains a challenge, but we want to thank the learners who came back, the educators and also the parents who have been cooperating throughout the process to make sure we secure the future of our learners. 

"We are quite confident that we'll be able to do our work in the remaining period," says Mshengu. 

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Meanwhile, Basic Education says the final matric exams will wrap up on 15 December - marking will be concluded on 22 January, and the results released on 23 February 2021.  

The new school year will begin on 25 January for staff and a few days later for pupils.

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