Class dismissed? Schools facing ‘three-week shutdown’

Class dismissed? Schools facing ‘three-week shutdown’

Angie Motshekga promised a resolution to teachers and schools a few week ago.

But no decision on keeping schools open was remodeled the weekend.

The Department of Education remained silent despite Monday being scheduled for a final decision .

Hopefully, Thursday might be the supposed day that Cabinet confirms what the immediate future holds for learners.

WHEN WILL SCHOOLS draw in SOUTH AFRICA?

The question keeps knocking with an intense debate whether schools should close while COVID-19 pandemic approaches its peak.

This debate has taken control of stories headlines in July.

According to a report in TimesLive, Minsiter Motshekga and President Cyril Ramaphosa are able to announce their proposals – and appears sort of a shutdown is on the cards.

According to the publication, ‘impeccable sources’ have confirmed that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) has settled on a resolution to shut schools for 3 weeks.

COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is reportedly seeking a two-week suspension of classroom activities.

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MOTSHEKGA, CABINET ANNOUNCEMENT ON SCHOOL CLOSURES EXPECTED

But it's likely that the consensus will secure their desired outcome, keeping children out of faculty until the center of August – fortnight before winter involves an in depth .

A source is claimed to possess affirmed:

“What prevails now's three weeks on the table.”

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO HAPPEN ON THURSDAY?

The NCCC will now submit proposals for final approval.

If Cabinet agrees on how forward, we could hear about the choice afterward Thursday.

This would mark another bitter blow for the Department of Education , who haven’t been ready to properly implement their best-laid ‘back to school’ plans during the pandemic.

Almost 600 people dies over a 24-hour period on Wednesday.

This shocking price has left South Africans shattered, and therefore the safety of our youngsters now comes under intense scrutiny.

With some lockdown measures being tightened in July, the potential closure of faculties would increase an already turbulent month for the govt .