Dept of Education in Free State disputes claims by COSAS regarding meeting

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The Department of Education in the Free State has disputed claims by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) that their meeting – over coronavirus safety protocols at schools – was not fruitful.
The meeting was called after COSAS appealed to learners to boycott classes, until coronavirus tests are deemed compulsory at schools for learners and teachers.
In the infographic below, SA’s back to school plan:

Free State Education spokesperson, Howard Ndaba, says schools have fully adhered to strict coronavirus protocols.

“Following our meeting with COSAS which we believe was very fruitful, we are very pleased that the implementation of health and safety protocols in our schools are working. Through measures that are put in places in our schools, we were able to identify those people who present flu-like symptoms and immediately isolate those people. We encourage COSAS to join our efforts to increase awareness of basic hygiene and practice.”

In the video below, Minister Motshekga briefs the media on the state of readiness for the reopening of schools: