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A school’s a school whether you like it or not, says DBE on reopening

Curro schools will remain open as ‘nothing to the contrary has been gazetted’, but department begs to differ

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Curro schools will continue to provide face-to-face learning to pupils next week despite government’s announcement on Friday that the reopening of schools had been postponed until February 15.

Curro, the country’s largest private education provider, operated 177 schools last year.

Deputy basic education minister Makgabo Reginah Mhaule said “given the pressure experienced by the health system in the past few weeks, occasioned by increased Covid-19 infections which [have] led to the second wave, the Council of Education Ministers, in conjunction with the National Coronavirus Command Council and cabinet, has taken the decision to delay the reopening of both public and private schools [for] two weeks”...

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