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NAPTOSA has welcomed the proposed vaccination of Children aged between 12 to 17 but also expressed its reservations about how it is being rolled out.


The Basic Education Sector has had to contend with various challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but one of SA's Teachers Unions says they have done enough to prepare learners for the final term.


NAPTOSA voiced their views on the recent research report by the Stellenbosch University’s Research on Socioeconomic Policy Group on the flow of learners through schools.


The National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) sends a stern warning against teachers who still refuse to vaccinate. The teachers union indicated that it has been consistent in speaking to its members to go and get vaccinated, and refusal to do so could enforce mandatory processes. 


Unions have raised concerns about safety in schools following the death of a 16-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed by a 14-year-old from a neighbouring school in Alexandra. NAPTOSA and School Governing Bodies are calling on communities to take a stand against the lack of safety in schools.

 


Teacher's union NAPTOSA  has expressed has its concerns regarding the impact of Unemployment on the Education Sector. The Careers Portal caught up with the union's Executive Director, Basil Manuel to get more insight on the extent of this issue.


Teacher's Union Naptosa has expressed their concerned over the rising number of Covid-19 infections ahead of the matric trial exams. They are opposed to the relaxation of any of the safety protocols which may decrease social distancing in schools. 


Teacher's union, NAPTOSA, has expressed concern regarding the rising number of Covid-19 infections in schools located in the Northern Cape as well as the Eastern Cape.  


The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa says overcrowding at schools is a major contributing factor to the rising numbers of Covid-19 school infections.


Teacher's unions are unhappy with the new 0.5m social distancing rules for primary schools and are requesting an urgent meeting with the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga concerning this. 

 


Teacher's union Naptosa says schools should commence as scheduled on Monday 26 July but that schools in KwaZulu-Natal are unable to reopen as planned due to property damage caused by last week's violence and looting. 


According to teacher's union Naptosa, more than 30 schools in KwaZulu-Natal have been vandalized. Sadtu says that this damage could worsen the overcrowding experienced at schools. 


Recently another school has been destroyed and others vandalized and looted, which compromises the education of many children. These events have left NAPTOSA feeling sickened.

 


The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) has reported that 32 schools have been damaged in the province of KwaZulu Natal during unrest across the province.


The National Professional Teacher's Organisation, what we know as NAPTOSA, has welcomed a decision by the Department of Basic Education to cancel mid-year exams for Grade 12 pupils. This is being done to afford learners more class time. 


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.


Schools in the Free State have been seeing a high rise in Covid-19 cases. Many schools have already been temporarily closed and as the infections rise as the days go by, more and more schools have been affected. 


The Department of Basic Education and teachers unions are still debating about whether primary school pupils should return the school full-time. Many say it is not worth as there have been talks of a third wave, while others say it is needed. 


Teachers with misconducts are now less likely to be re-employed because, of the amended terms and conditions. The new system finally prevents teachers with sexual misconducts from reentering the institutions and being reinstated. 


Teacher unions are concerned that too many schools don’t have PPE for their educators as teachers are set to be back on duty at public schools today. The lives and safety of teachers are a big concern when it comes to the reopening of schools.

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