- A host of Mzansi celebs have called out the government for a very confusing approach to education during the coronavirus pandemic
- Schools were set to reopen yesterday, but the decision was reversed at the last minute
- Celebs, including DJ Warras, said government should try to be more clear in its approach and messages
DJ Warras, Maps Maponyane and poet Lebo Mashile are among the Mzansi celebs who have slammed the government’s handling of the reopening of schools.
The basic education department announced on Sunday evening, just hours before learners were set to return to school, that the reopening of schools for grade 7 and matric pupils had been postponed by a week
It said a lot of schools were not ready.
DJ Warras wrote, "We are literally waiting for an update on something they were ready for and said they're ready for last week! What changed? Now, at the 11th hour - 'Sorry, we made a mistake'. Okay."
Lebo Mashile pointed out that South Africa could adopt a system used by Ethiopia, where the state broadcaster broadcasts school lessons nationwide.
She said, "This is the Facebook status I have just posted in response (to) the opening of schools and Ethiopia's brilliant initiative where the state broadcaster is being used to educate learners during lockdown."
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported that actress Kgomotso Chrisopher was having difficulty home-schooling her son with ADD.
The star had previously suggested that South Africa could adjust its school calendar to accommodate all the days that have been lost during lockdown.
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