President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a plan to defend France’s secular values against what he termed as “Islamist radicalism”, saying the religion was “in crisis” all over the world, prompting a backlash from Muslim activists. In a long-awaited address on Friday, Macron insisted “no concessions” would be made in a[…]
Sleep consultant Jolandi Becker says it is important to make sure that children are mentally prepared for changes, as more of them head back to school on Monday, following the easing of lockdown regulations. Becker says many children are battling to adapt to the new normal that the coronavirus has ushered in.[…]
Eight provincial Education MECs have reportedly missed the deadline to provide the High Court in Pretoria, with their progress to reintroduce the school feeding scheme. In July, the court had ordered that plans to guide the full roll out of the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) must be filed by[…]
The Department of Basic Education has gazetted amended regulations on new dates for the reopening of schools, after institutions had to close a week ago. The amended regulations include the new dates for pupils’ phased return as well as guidelines for parents who still wish to keep their children home.[…]
Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schafer says the announcement that schools will close for a month did not come as a shock, but was disappointing, as Cabinet had succumbed to pressure from teachers unions. While addressing the nation on Thursday night, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that public schools will be[…]
Two of the country’s top scientists who serve on the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) have expressed their disappointment at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that public schools will close for four weeks during the Covid-19 storm, saying the decision goes against scientific advice and evidence. This follows Ramaphosa’s address to the[…]
The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is expected to advise Cabinet to close schools around the country for three weeks. This according to a report by Times LIVE, which quotes “impeccable sources within the teacher unions” who attended a meeting chaired by Deputy Minister of Basic Education Reginah Mhaule on[…]
There are vociferous calls from parents and teachers on the Cape Flats for education authorities to stop the victimisation of educators and principals who are opposed to schools reopening. On Monday, picketers lined the street outside Heathfield High School, waving placards in support of the current principal, Wesley Neumann. This[…]
Teaching unions have put their voice behind calls for the temporary closure of schools – at least until after the peak of coronavirus infections in the country has passed. Answering questions at a presidential imbizo on Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said discussions with key stakeholders in the education sector[…]
On Tuesday, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, announced the Kenyan government’s decision to close all schools across the country until the beginning of 2021. In a media release, Magoha stated that “[i]n consultation with the Ministry of Health we have agreed schools to reopen when daily Covid-19 cases reduce consistently[…]
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