Educators and supporting staff in schools across South Africa are scheduled to receive their vaccines, as the Department of Basic Education prepares to commence with vaccinations.
On Tuesday, 22 June 2021, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) released its latest media statement. The statement served as a reminder to the public that the department will officially be commencing with the long-awaited vaccination of educators and supporting staff on Wednesday, 23 June 2021.
The department has pleaded with all staff to accept to receive their vaccinations in order to restore normalcy in schools. According to the department, the 2020 academic year was significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The DBE added that the third wave of infections has hit the country and the urgency to vaccinate teachers is being prioritised as of this week.
Minister of Education, Angie Motshekga will be joining the Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi at the Rabasotho Community Hall in Tembisa, to mark the start of the vaccination program in the basic education sector. The leaders of the teachers unions will be in attendance, along with the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) of SACE and ETDP-SETA.
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— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) June 22, 2021