KZN Education promises to keep parents in the loop

KZN Education promises to keep parents in the loop

KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has assured parents they'll be kept up-to-date on the gradual return to school of pupils in the province.

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On Thursday, Minister Angie Motshekga announced a revised plan for the next phase-in of learners next week.

She said on Monday only Grades R, 6 and 11 pupils would go back to school - while several other grades that had also been expected to return would stay home for a while longer. 

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But authorities here in KZN say only Grade 6s and 11s should go to school on Monday - while parents must keep their Grade R learners at home for the time being.

Education spokesperson, Kwazi Mthethwa says meetings are taking place.

"There is a lot of planning that goes into this to ensure their safe return and we are holding back-to-back meetings to ensure that when Grade R finally returns, they are safe. We will update the nation as we go along," he said. 

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