All Learners Could Soon Be Returning To School Full Time

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Discussions are currently underway on whether learners should not all be going to school five days a week, as it was pre-pandemic. This could also be happening soon as the first term is about to end.


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It's seeming more and more possible that all learners will be returning to school full time in second term. This is especially being pushed for primary school learners.

The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will soon have a meeting where this is discussed. 

MECs from all the provinces already met with the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, this week to finalise their proposal to see this happen.

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said an increasing number of schools are applying to the district offices to have 100% capacity for the second term.

The applications are said to be in the process of consideration on a case-by-case basis after each school is assessed on Covid-19 compliance.

Quite a lot of schools have asked for the 100% capacity. They have to apply via the district offices in terms of whether they comply with the Covid-19 regulations to have 100% back.

Department of Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said, "We can't afford one more day of no learning or disrupted learning."

There is a three year learning recovery plan in discussion, but the Department says there is no way that they will be able to recover in three years and they need a completely new learning plan.

Schools are however concerned that if all learners were to return, there might be overcrowding and social distancing might not be able to take place.

Currently only primary school learners are being considered for returning to school full time, because they have a more difficult time with keeping up with the curriculum and taking in information.

The first term is set to end on 23 April and the second term will begin on 3 May.


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