The Basic Education Department has urged parents to support their children’s learning by encouraging good school attendance. Public schools are opening nationwide on Tuesday for third term.

The Department has also appealed to parents to ensure learners go to school with a proper uniform.

Departmental spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says where possible, parents should accompany their children to school.

“It is absolutely important that parents play their part to make sure that learners go to school, but also be prepared mentally because they shouldn’t be distracted by what is taking place around them. They need to make sure that at the end of the day they check with them how the first day of the third term was like so that they are able to assist them.

But also at home create conducive environment for your children to be able to study, do their homework and create less distraction because learners are easily distracted if the conditions at home are not suitable.”