Schools get two extra days for Easter

2011-04-13 08:47

The Department of Basic Education has allowed schools across the country to take two days off at the end of April as part of the Easter holidays.

The SABC reported yesterday that the two days, April 28 and 29, would extend the Easter holidays until May 3, when pupils return to school.

Department spokesperson Granville Whittle said schools that opted for the extra time off were required to provide the department with a plan of how they were going to make up the days lost.

“In some provinces like the Western Cape, schools started two days earlier at the beginning of the year... so they could close two days earlier,” he said.

Schools would be off from Good Friday on April 22.

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