Education dept caned for saying no face masks for ‘rich’ kids

30 April 2020 - 07:00 By Prega Govender
The department of basic education is being criticised for saying children from privileged schools are not entitled to cloth masks.
The department of basic education is being criticised for saying children from privileged schools are not entitled to cloth masks.
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A teacher union and a governing body association have blasted the basic education department for refusing to provide cloth masks to pupils attending so-called wealthy schools. 

They say this backtracking shows the department "doesn’t care" about quintile 5 kids.

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