Schools to reopen on 1 June for grades 7 and 12

Last night Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced at a press conference that schools will open on 01 June with the phasing in of Grade 7 & 12. There’s been mixed reaction from the public with issues ranging from school’s readiness and if measures have been put in place to address crowding in classes, to parent’s worries if the health of their children has been considered in the decision making. The COVID-19 pandemic has left the public anxious about sending their children back to school.