Schools will only recover from Covid-19 effects in 2030, basic education department says

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A general view of children and adults at Delft South Primary School. (Brenton Geach/Gallo Images)
A general view of children and adults at Delft South Primary School. (Brenton Geach/Gallo Images)

The Department of Basic Education says the learning losses as a result of Covid-19 will be felt in the sector until 2030.  

Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said it was now mulling a decision to have all primary school pupils back at school full-time. 

Currently, most schools are using the rotational system where pupils come to school a few times a week. For the days they do not attend physical classes, schools with resources use online learning platforms. 

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