KZN Parents Association welcomes revised school phase-in plan

KZN Parents Association welcomes revised school phase-in plan

The KwaZulu-Natal Parents Association has welcomed the Basic Education Department's decision to now only allow Grade 6 and 11 pupils back at schools on Monday, saying many schools were still not prepared. 

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Initially, Grades R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 and 11 were expected back at school. 

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On Thursday, during a meeting between the Council of Education Ministers and education officials, Minister Angie Motshekga received and reviewed five reports from the CEM. 

These reports dealt with various aspects of the phase-in approach to getting pupils back in the classroom. 

KZN Parent Association's Vee Gani says there are still great concerns about the increase in COVID-19 cases among learners and teachers.

"It has to be a very measured approached, and I think that is why they've kind of reassessed the situation and said Grade 6 and 11 now need to come back. 

"As an association we are worried at the fact that there has been so many COVID-19 cases in our schools, affecting our educators, affecting the learners and this has been communicated."

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