Teacher union, the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), insists that the re-opening of schools should be delayed as many schools are still not ready to accommodate learners.
Parents in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed mixed reactions to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s announcement that schools will re-open on June 1 for Grades 7 and 12.
The South African First Forum has objected to the reopening of the schools until a proper plan for the safety of the learners and teachers is in place.
Some learners have expressed concerns about returning to school next week, during the level 4 nationwide lockdown.
The Basic Education Department says there has been a misunderstanding regarding the use of celebrities on an online teaching platform.