· The Limpopo Department of Education is happy to
welcome learners back today on 26 July 2021, for the third term of school
following their extended winter break.
· Learners are returning to school this week on
rotational timetables, as was the case before recess. The return of all primary
school learners for daily attendance is planned for Monday, 02 August 2021.
· The education sector is still on full alert and
will continue to apply standard operating procedures for the prevention and
management of COVID-19 in schools. This
includes ensuring wearing of masks, daily screening, sanitising of hands and frequently touched
surfaces, and social distancing. Unauthorised, non academic visits to schools
are prohibited based on the current COVID-19 risk adjusted strategy level and
the need for schools to strictly focus on catching up on lost teaching and
· Feeding of learners benefiting from the
National School Nutrition Programme will resume as schools reopen. Schools have
been advised to feed all learners daily, including those who come to school on
a rotational basis.The learner transport programme will also continue to ferry
learners from pick up points in accordance to the routes arrangements.
· MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo and senior
management of the Department will be monitoring the reopening of schools this
week, to assess the settling in of learners and assist in areas where there
might be challenges.
· "We are happy to welcome back our
learners, educators and support staff
back to school. We have a mammoth task ahead of us in terms of catching up on
lost time, at the same time navigating through challenges presented by
COVID-19. I am however confident that we will have a productive third term,
" MEC Boshielo said.
· Parents and guardians are reminded that the
closing dates for the process of registering learners for admission in public
schools in Limpopo for the 2022 academic year are approaching. Walk-in
registration at schools for children who will be going to school for the first
time or moving to a new school next year will be closing on Friday, 30 July
2021. Online registration at schools participating in the online learner
admission pilot project will close on Friday, 06 August 2021.
Ms Tidimalo Chuene
082 831 0227
Mr Sam Makondo
MEC's Media Liaison Officer
082 338 2684
· ISSUED BY THE LIMPOPO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION