LIMPOPO READY TO START THIRD TERM OF SCHOOL


·   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 learning time.

·    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.

·        Media enquiries:

·        Ms Tidimalo Chuene 

·        Departmental Spokesperson 

·        082 831 0227

·        Mr Sam Makondo 

·        MEC's Media Liaison Officer

·        082 338 2684

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