Covid-19 puts paid to many matrics’ hopes for winter classes

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Covid-19 puts paid to many matrics’ hopes for winter classes

Half of the pupils due to attend a winter camp in North West are missing out on valuable lessons after testing positive

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Only 33 out of 62 pupils attending matric winter classes in North West are based at its only residential camp after 14 children tested positive for Covid-19.

The provincial education department spokesperson, Elias Malindi, confirmed the remaining 15 pupils are still awaiting their results.

Provincial education departments are only allowed to host sleepovers for matric pupils if they follow the “bubble” concept, which makes it mandatory for all pupils and teachers to be tested before they are allowed into the camp...

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