Unexpected amendment to KZN schools phase-in plan

Unexpected amendment to KZN schools phase-in plan

There have been fresh developments regarding the phasing in of more pupils. 

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This as Grade R learners in KwaZulu-Natal will no longer be returning to classes on Monday. 

The 11th-hour announcement was made by the province's education department and comes following meetings between the Council of Education Ministers, Education officials, and the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshegka. 

During the sitting, reports delivered by various provinces were taken into consideration. 

Initially, the amendment was that Grades R, 6, and 11 will return to classes on Monday, however, KZN will now only see Grades 6 and 11 go back. 

READ: NEHAWU hands over memorandum to KZN Health over COVID-19 protocols

The is the latest development comes as the KZN Parent Association's Vee Gani says there are still many challenges that need to be addressed. 

"I think some schools have a problem because they don't have a PPE and they need to get that ready. So some schools will not be ready to actually welcome the grades as the department as envisaged would happen.  

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