Closing Schools Was The Right Thing To Do - Union
Following the recent announcement of school closures by the Department of Basic Education. The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) welcomes the new regulations, but not without a few concerns.
Unions have been welcoming President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the winter school holiday will be moved forward due to a rise in infections.
Executive Director of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), Basil Manuel, welcomed the president's adding that NAPTOSA was among the unions consulted prior to the decision.
"We were consulted, I heard many of your guests saying that they weren't consulted but we were and we met earlier today and we thrashed out a couple of things, and yes we had met last week as well, so we've been prepared for this and yes it is the right thing. We had said we'd watch the space." he said
We were not happy with the closure of schools for a long time, because we didn't want them closing into nothing. With
Manuel went on to say that the with social functions and gatherings being banned, "It keeps our high school kids that are the most infected and infectious safer" concluding that this was definitely the right call to make.
He also added that are a few questions NAPTOSA would like much more clarity on, such as whether the return of primary school children slated for 26 July, would still go on as planned.
Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, said that they are in discussion as far as this issue goes and gave the following breakdown for the upcoming school closures:
Teaching will stop on Wednesday. We will use Thursday and Friday for teachers and managers to have an orderly closure of schools.
Schools will re-open on 19 July. However, government will continue to monitor the situation in the country during this two weeks of adjusted level 4 lockdown.
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