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This was the very first week of learning for schools in coastal provinces. The Eastern Cape Education Department has put a hold on a number of projects due to funds that had to be redirected to other projects.


The North West Education is dismayed by the abduction of Tirelong Secondary School learners who were at alternative schools, due to the deteriorating condition of the overpopulated school. The parents voluntarily agreed with the department to accommodate learners at a conducive place for learning and teaching.


Civic organisations and political parties have clearly articulated where they stand in terms of rotational learning in classes. This comes after the Education Department had released a statement that rotational learning will continue indefinitely.


Gauteng education is concerned over the lives of its employees that are being threatened by criminal activities that have plagued its school within a week of reopening schools.


Schools in KwaZulu Natal have found themselves in the crossfire of a Chieftainship battle. This has negatively impacting the first day of learning for learners attending the affected schools. 


Writing examinations in high school can be very stress inducing, and some students may find it helpful to practice using past papers to prepare for the exam season. Luckily for students in basic education, there are past paper resources available for public access.


The bell has rung as learners from coastal schools return to the classroom today. Learners at Perivale Primary School were dropped off this morning at the gates of their school and it has been reported that there haven’t been any cries from any of the learners.

 

As it is their first day of learning, Perivale Primary School learners are dropped off at the gates 


This years’ schools have inherited problems of previous years. The parliamentary committee will continue with its oversight visit to schools to assess the state of readiness of the basic education department as schools reopen for the 2022 academic year.


The government and its education department, through the constitution, affirmed section 29 that education is a right for children of this country. However, there have been instances of school stationery being withheld from learners because of a donation fee that they couldn't afford to pay. What do the department and relevant stakeholders have to say about this?


As schools in inland provinces resumed operations last week, those in coastal provinces are set to follow on Wednesday. The state of the country's education system has been called into question by of the country's most prominent politicians, who argues that the Education Department has a lot of areas to improve on.    


In a matter of days, matriculants will be faced with making decisions that’ll change their lives. Education Expert Dr. David Makovah has mentioned how learners can tap into the new-normal, acquiring skills and looking out for new opportunities in this digital migration era.


The Gauteng Department Education has been struggling to keep up with the high demand for school placements. As a result of this, hundreds of pupils in the province have not been allocated a school, but the department is committed to resolving the issue.


The Department of Basic Education has maintained that the Social Distancing rule remains one meter. However, the Western Cape Education Department wants the social distancing rule of one meter to be scrapped for a number of reasons.


The Democratic Alliance wants the Basic Education Department to do away with the rotational learning system. The party's representative says not doing so could have negative long term consequences. 


A total of 186 schools were affected by the Kwa-Zulu Natal storms on Saturday, 15 January 2022. This is concerning as schools are set to open this coming Wednesday. Nonetheless, the KZN Education Department confirmed that they have started with processes to assist the affected schools.


As learning starts in coastal provinces, The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools has voiced their concerns in relation to an issue that directly affects learners in the Eastern Cape. The Federations expects the Department of Education acts as quickly as possible.


January is the busiest month for the education department, with schools reopening, and surprise visits from MEC as they monitor the readiness of schools as the academic year starts. This has been an unfortunate week for the Gauteng Department of Education, as it has been tackling one tragic incident after the other.


A ruling by the Competition Commission last year ensured that schools would not subject parents to purchasing expensive uniforms against their will. The country's biggest clothing retailer has explained what drives these costs. 


The Western Cape Education Department has warned the national government that the majority of its primary school learners might not be able to return to class under the current social-distancing regulations. Its education MEC has further explained how rotational attendance will affect the education system in the long term.


As inland schools reopen this week, a tragic incident that took place in a Gauteng school has change the mood for most learners on their first day of learning.


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