EDITORIAL | Schools must be trusted to do what’s best for them
As Motshekga at last announces her re-opening strategy, flexibility and innovation are crucial
Education experts quoted in Times Select on Tuesday argued that innovative thinking was required to save our school year. University of the Free State (UFS) education faculty dean Prof Loyiso Jita said we cannot be so paralysed by fear that we paralyse the school year. The virus is not going away soon, but schooling has to continue.
“This virus will be around for a long time and, for the foreseeable future, we will never get to the point of zero risk,” said Jita.
Today, Times Select reports on Krugersdorp High School on Johannesburg’s West Rand, where the rugby field was turned into a data drive-through centre for pupils to download their learning material free. This is the kind of lateral thinking that supports children and parents, and offers solutions to take us forward. ..