Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is concerned about the progress that’s being made at schools since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Motshekga is visiting some schools in Bloemfontein on Thursday to assess teaching and learning. She says that only around 30% of the current syllabus is being completed under the measures adopted to curb the spread of COVID-19.
She’s hopeful that educational facilities will not be forced to close again.
Motshekga dismisses fake reports saying the government will close schools as the infection and COVID-19 death rate remains at a peak.
The Free State Department of Education says it is ready to welcome the full capacity of primary school learners from next Tuesday.
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South Africa has recorded 13 263 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking total infections to 2 484 009.
The country also recorded 423 new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24-hours taking total fatalities to 73 415