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education blackboard thumb medium80 92TimesLIVE reports that a survey by unions representing teachers has found that the country is not ready to resume teaching on 1 June.  

The information was gathered through engagement with school principals across the country between 16 and 18 May.  Based on the data collected around the deep cleaning of schools, direct communication with schools on a district level and the supply or availability of water, the unions are not confident that the country will be ready on time.  Naptosa, Peu, Natu, Sadtu and Saou collaborated to conduct the survey following Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s announcement that matric and grade 7 pupils would return to class from 1 June and the rest of the school year would be gazetted “soon”.  But, Naptosa’s Basil Manuel said not much had been done to curb the spread of Covid-19 in schools in line with requirements.  “We don’t think we will be ready by Monday.  We wish to make it clear that if PPEs had not arrived at schools and the required cleaning had not taken place when teachers return on Monday, they are not to endanger their lives by entering such schools.”  According to the survey, which sampled 9,365 schools, the plan to assure the safety of workers, pupils and parents was shrouded in “vagueness” on the part of the government.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kgaugelo Masweneng at TimesLIVE

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