5 things parents should note about Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s level 1 briefing

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday hosted a media briefing on key developments in the education sector relating to Covid-19 level 1 restrictions.

“The sector is proceeding well under difficult conditions; and we commend the work done by our dedicated teachers and staff to ensure that the system returns to some semblance of normalcy,” said Motshekga.

Motshekga’s announcement comes as the country eases restrictions in level 1.

But she noted there was cause for concern. “We are however, concerned that there are learners who have not returned to school yet.

“In the schools that we have visited, the return rate is between eighty to ninety percent. While it is encouraging to see the numbers increase gradually, we appeal to parents release their children to return to school,” she added.

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