The DBE has released a statement affirming that it is set to focus on school safety and adherence to COVID-19 regulations, in light of the new term.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) took to Twitter today, 3 May 2021, to release a statement detailing its focus for the new term. Today marked the reopening of schools for the second term, following a week of school holidays.
The statement read, “Motshekga, Deputy Minister Dr Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, and all education MECs will on Thursday, 6 May 2021, and Friday, 7 May 2021, hold a two-day meeting to deliberate on key issues affecting the basic education sector.” Adding, “In the meantime, schools will continue to apply the rotational approaches as the department intensifies its implementation of the safety campaign aimed at saving lives and livelihoods.”
Before concluding, the statement highlighted the importance of a collective effort to address the matter of bullying in schools. This comes after the recent passing of Lufuno Mavhunga, who was allegedly bullied and assaulted at school amongst her peers.
See the post below.
[Read] School safety will come under the microscope when Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs meet to discuss matters affecting the sector this week @DBE_SA #backtoschool https://t.co/M2zeRu4ek2 pic.twitter.com/M06uNUw5x5
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