Government, unions launch campaign to educate educators about vaccines
The project aims to address vaccine hesitancy among these ‘front-line workers’ to ensure effective learning
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga, her deputy, Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, and teacher union leaders will be the faces of a public vaccination advocacy campaign encouraging educators to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
Basic education department director-general Mathanzima Mweli told the unions on Saturday that phase 2 of the national vaccination programme, which will also target teachers as essential workers, is set to start on May 17.
The department’s spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, confirmed the minister, her deputy and union leaders will be involved in the campaign...