As the country moves into Level 1, teachers who were allowed to work from home due to comorbidities are set to return to schools yesterday. According to a statement by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) more than 22 500 teachers were granted approval for concessions countrywide. But this concession[…]
The Department of Basic Education has to roll out the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) to all eligible children, regardless of whether they have returned to school or not, thanks to an order granted in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday. This comes after Equal Education (EE) lodged[…]
For many within the education fraternity, the haphazardness within the education department and its management is a cause for concern. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga briefed the media yesterday on the updated approach by the department to re-introduce learners to school. Motshekga also announced since the return of the[…]
Displeased principals, teachers, and parents of the surrounding Athlone areas joined hands on Thursday morning against the basic education department’s decision to reopen schools amid the ever-spreading covid-19 pandemic in the country. For many of the teachers, they are less concerned about finishing the academic school year but more about[…]
As the state of South African schools remain a concern for parents and society alike, Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) briefed Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Basic Education this week. The greatest problem? Implementation of existing policies. Issues such as funding, migration of early childhood development, exclusory practices that hinder children[…]
The national Department of Basic Education (DBE) is currently undertaking an investigation into allegations of group cheating at several exams centers in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape. This comes after both the DBE and monitoring body, Umalusi discovered ‘irregularities’ in the writing of the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC)[…]
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