He said they were working towards ensuring that all schools are ready to open at the same time.
“However, due to varying scope and degree of deep cleaning and disinfection required by the different schools, some schools will not be ready for resumption of schooling by the agreed date.
“As such, these schools will open as and when readiness has been verified and affected schools and parents will be informed accordingly.”
He said that the disinfection of all schools will commence on May 18 and will be completed before June 1.
The teacher unions will have a follow-up meeting with Motshekga again on Monday when a further progress report will be provided by her.