Find Out In Detail Regarding Gauteng Province’s Plan For School Reopening. On Tuesday, Minister Of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced schools will reopen on the 1st of June.
There is a cause for concern though, more so for schools in Gauteng which is one of the provinces hit hard by the Covid-19. Before the reopening can take place, health protocols will have to be met by all schools.
On a briefing this Sunday, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that no school in the province would be allowed to reopen without the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE).
“The PPEs must arrive first before the next thing can happen. So, no PPEs, no opening of schools,” Lesufi said.
He said that schools would be assessed by districts and issued with a certificate of compliance before they could be allowed to resume teaching and learning.
Schools will be allocated more than R15 000 to start deep cleaning in preparation for 1 June, after which officials from the district will inspect the premises to observe whether it is ready or not.
Lesufi said that the province was on track to resume with the 2020 academic calendar in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines. Adding on to that, there would be social distancing marks placed around school premises and playing fields would be cordoned off.