Motshekga said the usual winter vacation pupil support programme for grades 11 and 12, organised by provinces, districts and schools, should continue under very strict conditions in compliance with Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
“Given the fact that few pupils are writing the May/June 2021 examinations, these exams and marking thereof should continue under strict adherence to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.”
The vaccination programme would also proceed as planned, said the minister, with more than 200,000 teachers and staff inoculated to date. The sector has a target of 582,564 personnel who are eligible to receive the single-dose J&J vaccine.
“The department of health has assured us additional doses will be made available in parts of the country where allocations have been depleted as a result of the progress of the programme.”
This is a developing story.