Most Gauteng schools ready to welcome back more pupils in July

The Gauteng Education Department said most primary and secondary schools will be able to operate as more pupils prepare to go back to class next month.

The national government published a set of directions on Tuesday which will see grades 1 to 3 as well as pupils in grade 6, 10 and 11 back at school from the 6 July.

The department said while its aware of the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the province, it will also continue to monitor pupils’ return to school and implement all necessary measure to ensure all institutions are compliant.

“We are ready to receive the other learners, that is the grades in Gauteng. We’ll be doing a rotational process, learners will be rotating with some coming two days a week, some coming three days. That’s how we’re going to be managing it in Gauteng,” said spokesperson, Steve Mabona.

In Other News – Firefighter Makosandile Mbokhwe loses COVID-19 battle

A firefighter has fought his last fight – this time against the coronavirus. Makosandile Mbokhwe was one of the longest-serving members of the Cape Town fire department.

The 48-year-old died on Sunday from COVID-19 complications. He was serving as a division commander at the City of Cape Town’s training centre.

Makosandile Mbokhwe

His colleagues and the city have paid tribute to him, saying he was an honourable man, who devoted himself to saving lives. He has been described as a gentle giant, whose absence will be felt in the service. Mbhokhwe leaves behind his wife and three children. continue reading

Source – EWN

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