Virtual Schools Framework (Online Schooling Regulations)

In December 2021, ISASA was invited to make submissions on the draft Virtual Schools Framework by the Department of Basic Education (DBE). We recently followed up with the DBE on the progress of the Framework.

The DBE has advised us as follows:

  • DBE has submitted the Draft Framework to Umalusi.
  • Umalusi has completed the process of critically analysing the Draft Framework and has submitted feedback to the Minister of Basic Education.
  • DBE has started the process of considering Umalusi’s inputs.
  • DBE is working towards approval of the Framework by August 2023.
  • DBE intends that the Approved Framework is released in 2023 for implementation by January 2024.

We will keep member updated regarding any further developments regarding the Framework.

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