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The Special Investigating Unit has published a preliminary report in which it recommends disciplinary action against officials involved in the R431 million Gauteng schools sanitizing tender.
 

 


The Department of Basic Education is concerned over the 750 000 learners who have dropped out of schools across the country over the span on the past year during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


The deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza, has shared his concerns about the recurring high rate of school dropouts. Read further for more. 


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the many disruptions it birthed, South African schools and it's learners are a year behind. The pandemic has also largely impacted the rate of dropouts in the country.


This pandemic has resulted in many losses, one of them being class and valuable teaching time. For over a year now, schools have not seen normalcy with online classes and rotational timetables being the centre of schools. The dropout rate has also worsened.


We have officially reached the 26th of July which means that learners in South Africa return to schools today. Over the past weekend, the Basic Education Minister gave details on how this return to school will go along with the department's plans.


Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will take the podium this weekend to speak on her department's response to Covidd-19. With the country now experiencing the third wave, Motshekga will then give updates about what will happen in schools.


With the announcement coming that all learners will be going back to schools in full capacity, full-time, Unions and organisations have now reacted to this news. Reactions to this ruling seem to be split as concerns continue for various reasons.


The Department of Basic Education has announced that all learners will be back in the classroom full-time, Monday to Friday, pretty soon. This comes after the department saw a major loss in teaching time due to the pandemic.


As the third wave approaches, many are wondering whether schools will close down again. Recently, a fake message has been floating around concerning school closures which the Department of Basic Education has now clarified.


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