Possible Adjustments to School Holidays to Make Up Lost Days
School holidays may be scrapped in order to recover lost time as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga contemplates the best way to salvage the 2020 academic year. This is one of the proposals being considered by the department.
Motshekga’s spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said the department is supporting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s implementation of the lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said a team of experts was currently working on a plan for how schools would eventually be reopened. The team will also determine when some or all schools would reopen once the lockdown is lifted.