EDITORIAL | Schools should be closed in the hardest-hit Covid-19 areas

The education department should have been better prepared for the next wave. After all, it knew it was coming

21 June 2021 - 20:19 By sunday times daily

To keep schools open or not to keep schools open: that is the question. Not even Shakespeare, who penned the famous “to be, or not to be”, would have had a simple answer. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga on Saturday announced SA would go with the former option. Is it the right decision to do so during the worst Covid-19 wave to hit our shores? It is a complex matter with many factors to consider before coming to a conclusion...

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