The Department of Education has announced a recovery plan to make up for time lost during sporadic protests in different parts of the province. Vhembe district last week established an Education Forum comprising among others traditional leaders, businesspersons, private industry, civic organisations, political leaders, government institutions, churches and teachers’ unions.
A press release issued by the department on the matter undertook to leave no stone unturned in making sure Grade 12 learners are ready for the final examinations.
Addressing the forum, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga reportedly said, “I have full confidence in this district. Together we can bring in changes and improve the quality of education of our children.”
A detailed report on the recovery plan for areas affected by recent community protests in the district was also announced. Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe reportedly committed to provide all necessary support to the forum and the school management teams. The recovery plans include additional lessons and specialised programmes designed to make up for lost time in affected schools. It was also indicated that the trial examinations will continue and it was planned that these examinations may be written during the coming school holidays.
Realising that some learners were negatively affected and their morale low motivational talks were arranged with the first session conducted by pastors and other motivational speakers in Vuwani last Saturday. Vhembe district has also announced that the preparatory examinations have started and were proceeding smoothly.
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