CAPE TOWN- Many parents and teachers across South Africa have expressed concern about the tentative reopening of schools starting from May 6.
An online briefing was held on Wednesday where the Department of Basic Education said that grade 7 and 12 will be the first two grades to start term two, next week.
Here are some of the reactions from social media.
My kids are not going back to school. They can repeat their grades next year 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 their lives are more important than passing a grade.#BasicEducation
— 🖤African Cinderella🌠 (@Lettiemolefe1) April 29, 2020
Government: Adults cannot got to church as they risk the spread of the virus.
Same government: Kids must go to school (if they die, then they die. What's going on? 🤷🏾♂️ #BasicEducation
— Dakalo J Khakhu (@djk_khakhu) April 29, 2020
What the department of education is ignoring is that countries like Sweden and Singapore whose schools were not affected by COVID19 have better/proper school facilities. You cannot compare our dilapidated classrooms with the ones in countries such as Sweden.
— Misaveni Duchess of Dzingi-dzingi (@Joy4HG) April 29, 2020
And yet no one mentions this issue. A ticking time bomb. Before we even get to the classroom, can we please address this issue? #Basiceducation @DBE_SA @angie_motshekga @PresidencyZA @CyrilRamaphosa pic.twitter.com/gCeokqSbhA
— That Cotton Candy Hair (@that_cotton) April 29, 2020
— Thoram (@ThoramRasehloka) April 29, 2020
Matric, grades 7 & 11 need to return to school regardless. These grades require a preparedness to progress to the next level. There will be life after COVID, we just need a safe way to make sure that we don't lose this year #BasicEducation
— Mega Mind (@tshwaaz) April 29, 2020
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