On Sunday all Education MECs will meet with the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, to present plans aimed at rescuing the academic school year.
Lesufi expects the minister to announce the way forward on Monday.
The Minister of Basic Education @DBE_SA, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will brief media on Monday. She will be joined by Minister Blade Nzimande of Higher Education, Science & Innovation. Time will be confirmed over the weekend @Lesufi @Steve_Mabona
— Gauteng Education (@educationgp) April 24, 2020
“It is the call of the minister, and also the call of the President, whether our children should go back to school or not. But we miss them, I must be honest,” Lesufi says.
“And parents have indicated that these bundles of joy are creating problems for them. As a department, teachers and parents, as well as learners, if all of us are convinced and assured that our school buildings are safe then we can allow education to move on.”
Video below on the impact of of COVID-19 on basic education: