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North West braves matric camp, saying safety protocols are in place

All pupils and teachers will be tested before the camp and won’t be allowed to leave it, says official

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The North West education department has organised a residential camp for matrics attending winter classes, despite sleepovers being discouraged because they have the potential to become Covid-19 superspreader events.

The province’s education department spokesperson, Elias Malindi confirmed that pupils will be attending a camp at Nietverdient outside Zeerust.

A total of 25,365 matric pupils in the province are attending extra lessons at 156 sites, including Nietverdient, scheduled to last from Monday until Sunday. However, 78 pupils set to attend the residential camp are awaiting Covid test results so the camp hasn’t yet started...

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