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School Governing Bodies associations disagree with the plans to delay the reopening of public high schools. They would like for those high schools to open on 27 January 2021.


Last week, the DBE announced that the reopening of schools would take place on 15 February 2021, which is two weeks later than the initial date. This decision has caused some to be concerned about how it will affect the academic year.


Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools have seen a drop in learners attending school in 2020. Experts fear that these learners may not return to school in the 2021 academic year. 


Due to the second wave of the pandemic, the DBE has decided to plan for the opening of online schools to reduce the pressure on school admissions. 


Reports have been circulating about the government considering to delay the reopening of schools, however, the DA wishes to find some clarity from the DBE.

 


After the President's instruction for South Africa to participate in a National Lockdown, Higher Education institutions have had to put many contingency plans in place in order to make sure student's education is not disrupted. 

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