Basic Education Minister welcomes learners and teachers back to school
Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga welcomes learners and teachers back to school for the second half of the school calendar.
We hope that both learners and educators are well rested after the winter break and are ready to work even harder in this third term.
The count down to the end of the year begins now and we would like to remind learners, especially those in Grade 12 that every day left before the final National Senior Certificate examinations counts, said Motshekga.
She urges learners to get stuck into their work and use the time they have left wisely to study hard and secure the future they want for themselves.
The Minister has received reports that all provinces held Winter School sessions for Grade 12 learners in various forms during this break. The indication is that these have been a great success and we look forward to a comprehensive report back from these extra classes. It is always impressive to see the innovation and dedication of teachers and learners who participate in these sessions and we would like to thank everyone for their contributions in working towards the success of the class of 2017.
What is of major concern for the Minister, is that once again learners of the Vuwani area will be at a disadvantage due to a shut down being instituted by the Vuwani community. The Pro-Makhado Demarcation Task Team have issued a statement that they will have a peaceful protest today, it is hoped that this will be resolved urgently and learners will not have to miss any more school than they have already. The DBE is monitoring the situation closely.
Source: Government of South Africa