Union Concerned About Handling Of Full-Time Return Of Learners

Union Concerned About Handling Of Full-Time Return Of Learners

Teacher's union Naptosa has raised concerns about the Department of Basic Education's handling of the return of primary school students to their normal full time schedule.

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Speaking to Radio 702's Africa Melani on Early Breakfast With  Africa Melani, Naptosa's executive director, Basil Manuel added that their concerns stem from the looming third-wave of Covid-19 infections which have seen sharp rise nation wide in recent weeks.

The Minister actually wanted that to happen today, on the 31st of May and we said to her that's not efficient time for schools to get organized of of course that was listen and now we the beginning of the third term.

"We hope that with everything that we have put in place that it is going to be safe" he said 

"These are some of the experts that we have been talking to, together with our scientist and of course Africa fear is real no matter what informs it and many of our people are reading many things that are not necessarily based in science and the mental health of our teachers  is not what it should be," he continued.

This comes after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the return the of daily school attendance for primary school students and students with special needs Friday this past week.

Pupils enrolled in Grade R to 7 as well as those with special needs are set to resume their daily attendance on the 26th of June.  

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