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NC primary school pupils to continue with rotation system

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The provincial Department of Education said it is not yet ready to allow primary school pupils to return to class on a daily basis.

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PRIMARY school pupils in the Northern Cape will continue with the rotation system while the country is in the midst of a pandemic.

The provincial Department of Education said it is not yet ready to allow primary school pupils to return to class on a daily basis.

Department spokesperson Lehuma Ntuane said the rotation system is one of the ways the department is curbing the transmission of Covid-19 among pupils and education staff.

“Some schools in the Province have a high number of enrolment of learners. We are also in the middle of winter and the coronavirus is easily spread during this season. We are comfortable with the rotation system and are monitoring the situation at all schools in the Province,” said Ntuane.

He added that they were ensuring that all schools also adhere to the Covid-19 protocols.

“We have to be mindful that primary school learners are very young children, especially those in the entry grades. We have the duty to educate those young children about the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and the importance of washing and sanitising their hands, as well as other objects,” said Ntuane.