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School holidays


When looking at timelines and just how many days learners have not been in school for over the past two years, it's quite obvious that Covid has flipped the schooling sector upside down. Major losses in teaching and learning have now been seen.


The Basic Education Department says that learners lost between 50% and 75% of a normal year's worth of schooling in 2020. And indicates that this may have a lasting negative in the long term.


A school in the Free State province has suspended teaching and learning due to the rising Covid-19 cases. Parents have demanded that all learners be tested before they return to school. 


As school holidays have officially begun, the Western Cape Health authorities have warned all to be cautious as the number of COVID-19 cases may rise.


The 2020 school year has been marked by serious disruption as managing the Covid-19 pandemic has meant the closing of schools. The revised calendar for the school year has been now released and sets out the 156 days of teaching that are still avialable for learners - all the way up till the middle of December.


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