The DBE has released a statement refuting a headline which claimed that Minister Angie Motshekga believes that a return to normal schooling would be unworkable.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) took to Twitter on Thursday, 6 May 2021, to deny suggestions that Minister Angie Motshekga is opposed to returning to a normal schooling schedule. The statement comes after local media reported that Motshekga suggested that a 100 percent attendance of learners would be unworkable.
Currently, public schools are alternating the days on which learners attend, in an effort to continue to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. However, with the country attempting to return to normal again, DBE officials are now discussing the possibility of returning to normal school attendance.
The statement read, “At the same time, Minister Motshekga was emphasising to the Members of Parliament and the delegates at the Infrastructure Roundtable (held specifically to discuss the matter) that infrastructure could be a risk and an impediment to the Department’s plans and intent to return to normal schooling.”
See the post below.
— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) May 6, 2021