Possible Closure of Some Independent Schools

The number of private and independent schools facing possible closure seems to be growing as there is no sign the coronavirus is abating.

The mandatory lockdown regulations have severely impacted the ability of most parents to honour their monthly fee payment which is the primary source of these schools to deliver education. Most parents have lost their jobs while others had their salary halved due to the poor performing economy.

As far back as May the Alliance of Independent Schools Association (NAISA), described the situation as “dire” saying the sector has been severely hit by the lockdown protocols.

The complete article, which includes an interview with ISASA Executive Director, Lebogang Montjane, is available on the Women in Science website.