South African teachers and students assured of safety in decisions taken by the authorities.
South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has reassured South Africans that the safety of teachers, pupils and employees in the sector was paramount in all decisions taken regarding the reopening of schools. The minister made this known in a series of meetings held with officials in the sector to assess a recovery plan ahead of the reopening of schools. While school management teams were expected back at work on Monday, it appears most provinces are not yet fully prepared. Motshekga has moved to reassure the nation that no schooling will resume unless measures to ensure the safety of teachers and pupils are implemented in learning institutions across the country.