Motshekga says only a few students are away from school



The Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga who was pleased with the positive turnout of people in school disclosed with confidence on Monday that only a few students were absent from school.

On Wednesday, Motshekga responded to questions in the National Assembly about the department’s response to COVID-19 as schools reopen.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga testified that only a few pupils were unable to return to school.

She explained that the students who could not return to school provided evidence of underlying health issues.

The pupils with comorbidities were not badly affected but preferred staying safe at home.

“There are singular learners that have reported their inability to return because of comorbidities, so it’s not very many.”

“In some schools, you’ll find that it’s one or two learners but it should be manageable.”

This comes after the unveiling of “Woza Matrics” educational program for matrics students which began in September 1.

Woza matrics would provide tutorials and educational contents on major subjects to help this year’s matric students.

The program is shown on free to air SABC3 which is on all DStv packages and on OpenView (Channel 122).


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