The Department of Basic Education has urged teachers and other school-support staff, who qualify for their Covid-19 injection, to get their vaccination this week.
This after the DBE announced the extension of the sector’s vaccination programme until 14 July this week.
Media relations-officer at the DBE, Terence Khala.
Khala says the DBE hopes to vaccinate the majority of the country’s more than 700-thousand teachers and other staff by the end of this week.
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- DBE urges teachers to get vaccinated.
- 50 Western Cape teachers receive their Covid-19 vaccine.
- Western Cape teachers to start receiving their vaccinations from tomorrow.
— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) July 12, 2021
The Department of Basic Education says all the required Covid-19 health and safety protocols would be in place when primary schools learners would be required to return to school on a full-time basis toward the end of July.
Minister Angie Motshekga gazetted the changes to the school guidelines late last week which says that ALL primary school learners will have to report for classes on a full-time basis on 26 July.
Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says studies have shown that primary school learners are not at high risk of Covid-19.
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- NAPTOSA wants to be involved in deciding if kids should return to schools.
- WHO: Young people should take Covid-19 more seriously.
- More than 320-thousand young people employed through D.B.E.’s Youth Employment Stimulus Initiative.
— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) May 29, 2021
— Elijah Mhlanga (@ElijahMhlanga) May 29, 2021