The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools (FEDSAS) also supports the call of other unions to allow learners to attend school on a full-time basis compared to the staggering methods of the last two years.
It has raised concerns about some schools’ infrastructure that has not been refurbished. It says massive building projects are not happening and schools are reopening in two days-time.
FEDSA chairperson Dr Jaco Deacon says many learners dropped out as they could not cope with the system that was introduced during the pandemic.
“Part of education is at schools. We need a campaign from all school communities when schools reopen to make sure children return to school. I think that will be the biggest challenge in some communities where learners say it is not worth going back to school or there is no space for me, I’m leaving the system. And to put pressure on the schools, you need to fix the system, your school because children want to return to your school, I think that is the big challenge.”
Growing calls for schools to resume full time learning in 2022: