- It was recently announced that schools would reopen for select grades on 1 June
- Celeb moms like Khanyi Mbau and Uyanda Mbuli didn't agree with allowing kids to go back to school, citing Covid-19 still being a real threat
- Actress Kgomotso Christopher has pointed out that not all kids can do home-schooling due to lack of access to televisions and the internet
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The main thing on a lot of parents' minds is whether or not they will be sending their kids back to school on 1 June.
Some celeb moms, like Khanyi Mbau and Uyanda Mbuli, have expressed that they are not comfortable with the idea.
One tweep suggested that pupils could access learning materials through the internet.
They wrote, "The major networks have provided university students with free data in April to access study material. I would think this is doable with other school levels. The challenge is where students don't have devices."
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Kgomotso Christopher commented, "Sadly, not all families have TV, data and smartphones. Perhaps (this is a) chance for radio and newspaper platforms."
Kgomotso also suggested that we could adjust our school calendar.
She said, "Going forward, we (could) now follow the northern hemisphere school calendar permanently. Or, after June 2021, we (could) close schools until January 2022 to reset to our normal academic calendar."
Two weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that South African schools will now reopen on 1 June for Grade 12 and 7 students.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga highlighted that this was the proposed plan.
Motshekga also stressed that this plan was highly subject to change and pending approval.
Celeb moms like Khanyi Mbau and Uyanda Mbuli were wary of their kids going back to school in the current Covid-19 climate.
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