Motshekga concerned over pupils not returning to class


JOHANNESBURG – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is worried that some pupils won’t be returning to school for the last term.

Motshekga has given an update on the COVID-19 developments in the education sector.

She has urged parents to continue supporting their children and send them back to the classroom.

Teachers and pupils are back at public schools and are getting ready for the end of year exams.

The minister also says extra classes and additional support will be made available to pupils as they prepare for the exams.

Matric learners will write their final exams from 5 November to 15 December.

Motshekga says all provinces have reported that teachers are back in class.

She says health and safety measures remain in place at schools.

October is Teachers’ Month and the department says they have a plan to celebrate teachers who have sacrificed their lives and taken their time to teach learners under difficult circumstances.

eNCA reporter Tshegohaco Moagi shares more details in the video below.


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