Moving the holidays will help salvage school year – teachers union

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Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga at a Gauteng school to monitor the state of readiness. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga at a Gauteng school to monitor the state of readiness. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla

As discussions around the possible closure of schools gain momentum following meetings between the education department and various stakeholders, the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA (Naptosa) has weighed in, arguing that the school year can still be salvaged if schools are closed and reopened later.

Thirona Moodley, Naptosa spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal, told City Press on Tuesday: “The school year does not have to be ‘lost’ if stakeholders are responsible and prioritise the lives of student and teachers.

READ: Schools face closure as teachers’ unions push for classrooms to be shut

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