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During the media briefing on the developments in the Basic Education sector, Minister Angie Motshekga gave an update on the department's progress concerning school infrastructure.


 

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the 100% attendance at primary schools may have to be delayed. Many schools have stated that they are not well equipped to allow the full-time return of students.


The Minister of Basic Education has sent some encouragement over to the Matric Class of 2021. Her department has also given some updates when it comes to what's happening in the sector.


The Department of Basic Education will be focusing on providing psychological support to all school staff and learners as they face the traumatizing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has said that schools are ready to welcome learners on 15 February and says that the health and safety of all school staff and learners remain the top priority. 


Schools have been told to not withhold reports. The department is now investigating and looking into the matter as some parents still experience difficulties.


Equal Education wants the Department of Basic Education to step up and fix and fund public schools. They believe there is inequality when you compare  public schools to private schools and that government is not doing all they can.


With the department nearing the end of this years Matric marking session, they are said to be ahead of schedule which further motivates there being no delay in the release of results.

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