The DBE has confirmed that primary school learners are set to return to daily attendance at the start of the new term in July 2021.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) took to Twitter on Saturday, 29 May 2021, to confirm that primary schools are set to return to daily learning in the third term. Since schools reopened amid the pandemic, schools have been functioning on a rotational schooling system. This means that different grades attend school on different days, in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19.
However, the shared statement has explained that the decision was taken in light of the risk-adjusted differentiated strategy. According to the statement, “A risk-adjusted differentiated strategy means an approach to school attendance that is determined by the direction the COVID-19 pandemic is taking in the district, municipality and country.”
While the department has confirmed the imminent return to daily schooling, it has yet to speak on a possible lifting of the suspension of contact sports in schools. The new term is set to begin on Monday, 26 July 2021.
See the post below.
— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) May 29, 2021