Schools woefully unprepared for returning kids, warns union

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Schools woefully unprepared for returning kids, warns union

Teachers’ union Naptosa calls for delay in return after its survey paints a grim picture of school readiness

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The National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA is calling for a delay in the return of the next cohort of pupils to school on July 6 because schools are not ready to receive them.

This comes in the wake of a damning national school readiness survey by the five teacher unions which paints a dire picture of the reopening of schools to grades R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 and 11 next week.

The call by Naptosa also comes after a proposal by the Eastern Cape education department that all pupils in the province, except those in matric, stay away until August 3, including the Grade 7s who are already at school...

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