KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial education department has refused to allow the return of Grade R pupils back to school on Monday. As schools prepare to welcome more grades, there has been push-backs in KwaZulu-Natal, over the phased reponing of schools.
Meanwhile, an independent schools body has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking to allow all pupils to return to its member schools. The body says it has devised a plan for this kind of reintroduction, including physical distancing measures and temperature screenings.
On Thursday it was announced that Grades R, 6 and 11 will return to school next week, the Department of Basic Education has said. This comes after a meeting between the department and Education MECs from all provinces. Already, matrics and Grade 7s have returned to school.