Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures

As parents hope to get their children back to school in the next few weeks, many, including experts and teachers, are concerned that the disruption caused by the pandemic will have long-lasting dire consequences.

The executive director of the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa, Basil Manuel, told the Mail & Guardian that grade one should have been one of the classes to go back to school along with grade 12 because of how crucial the grade is. 

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Bongekile Macupe
Bongekile Macupe is an education reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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