Basic education department makes a U-turn – only grades R, 6 and 11 return to school next week

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Angie Motshekga
Angie Motshekga

The department of basic education has made a U-turn on the phased in return of more grades to school next week.

Only pupils in grades R, 6 and 11 will return to school on Monday.

The department made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, following a meeting of the Council of Education Ministers – a structure made up of provincial education MECs and heads of provincial education departments, with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her deputy Makgabo Reginah Mhaule.

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