Johannesburg – The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) on Wednesday said the Basic Education Department has not done enough to assure parents their children will be safe when schools reopen next month.
Grade 7s and grade 12s will return to class from 1 June 2020.
Sadtu said it conducted its own survey and the union’s Nomusa Cembi said the Basic Education Department had done little to inspire confidence amongst parents to ensure that schools are compliant with health and safety protocols.
“The department should have done their best to assure the parents that the department will go all out to ensure that the learners are safe,” said Cembi
She added: “Especially in the townships and rural areas, you find that parents are not well educated. So, they cannot be in a position to execute homeschooling.”