Lockdown Level 3: Ramaphosa agrees schools must be safe

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    File: Unions and school governing bodies raised concerns about school readiness.

    AFP/Isabel Infantes

    JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says government agrees with parents, teachers and governing bodies that no school should reopen until all necessary precautions are in place.

    The president’s comment comes hours after government made an eleventh-hour about-turn on the reopening of schools.

    Grade sevens and twelves were expected back in class on Monday.However, unions and school governing bodies raised concerns about school readiness.

    Writing in his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa admits key role players are entitled to information about the state of preparedness of each school to ensure a safe learning environment.

    Ramaphosa says the contribution of pupils, parents and teachers is welcomed and that steps will be taken to address their concerns.

    The basic education minister will outline the school readiness plans at 11am after postponing two briefings.

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    Source: eNCA(https://www.enca.com/news/lockdown-level-3-ramaphosa-agrees-schools-must-be-safe)