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Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande briefed the media on the reopening of universities and completion of the 2020 academic year. 


Universities are now waiting for final instructions from the Department of Higher Education on how exactly the 2021 academic year will run. Due to the pandemic, many Universities had to switch to an online learning programme with some Universities indicating that this will continue for 2021. 


Now that the country is seeing high increases in cases as we tackle the second Covid wave, parents have started asking questions when it comes to their childrens' schooling. Will the rotational timetable for school attendance remain in place?


The Gauteng Department of Education announced that late online registration admissions are now open for grade 1 and 8 learners. 


This year has been challenging for children as the COVID-19 lockdown has caused many disruptions in schooling actvities and highlighted many adversities children face day to day. 


Two young boys have been rescued from separate illegal initiation camps after a police raid at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha on Tuesday. 


The Department of Basic Education recently presented the findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2019, this shows how South African learners have been faring in comparison to the rest of the world. 


The South African Democratic Teachers Union plans to go to Constitutional Court to challenge the Labour Appeal Court ruling that wage increases could not be increased. 


More than 1 million candidates were registered to write the final matric exams this year. Now that the exams have come to an end, the department is certain that its efforts had a positive impact on learners.

 

 


In a briefing held today, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga discussed the state of readiness for schools ahead of the start of the 2021 school year. 

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