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Eastern Cape pupils stay away in droves thanks to parents’ ‘anxiety’

21 July 2020 - 07:00 By Prega Govender
Most parents and guardians of pupils in Eastern Cape schools have opted out of sending their chidren to school as Covid-19 infections rise.
Most parents and guardians of pupils in Eastern Cape schools have opted out of sending their chidren to school as Covid-19 infections rise.
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Many of the Eastern Cape's more than 256,000 Grade 3, 6 and 11 pupils did not pitch up for the first day of school on Monday.

The dismal numbers include two schools where not one Grade 3 or 6 pupil arrived, a report reveals. 

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