SCHOOLS SHOULD CLOSE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

SCHOOLS SHOULD CLOSE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

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SCHOOLS SHOULD CLOSE WITH IMEDIATE EFFECTS.

COVID-19 infections, the decision by Basic Education Minister, to LEAVE SCHOOLS OPEN is a risky and dangerous gamble with the lives of our nation’s young people.

I fundamentally disagree with this rushed and ill-advised decision. Therefore I'm calling on all South Africans – including teachers, parents, principals and SGBs – to make their voices heard on this matter of national importance and join us in our call for the Minister to reverse this unwise decision.

We maintain that opening schools at this stage poses a risk and danger to all students, teachers and support staff as all credible indicators suggest that infections have not yet peaked. We cannot risk allowing our country’s places of learning to become petri dishes for increases in infections which may undo the value of the national lockdown.

Our proposal for schools to remain closed till the peak of this CORONAVIRUS COR19 IS LOW AND SAFE . most sensible choice. This will allow every school sufficient time to implement a “Roadmap to Reopening” – a checklist of prerequisites that must be satisfied before any school is declared safe to reopen.

Section 28(2) of our Constitution states that “a child's best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child”. KIDS CAN RATHER FOCUS ON DOING ONLINE STUDIES AND HOME TUTORING, THAT WILL BE SAFE FOR OUR TEACHERS AS WELL AS STUDENTS.

We call on the Minister of Education to reconsider her rushed and ill-advised decision to reopen all schools
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