Back to School: Pupils Ecstatic as 1st Day of Academic Year Commences

Back to School: Pupils Ecstatic as 1st Day of Academic Year Commences

- Its February 2021 and kids are finally making their way to school for their first day

- Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently confirmed the reopening date for schools and the safety measures

- Parents and pupils have now taken to social media with #BackToSchool to share pics of the kids in uniform

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently spoke about the amended school calendar for 2021 confirming the reopening of schools on Monday, 15 February. Kids have been excitedly getting ready for their first official day back.

#BackToSchool is now trending on Twitter as parents and pupils show their back-to-school looks off. The general consensus is that of pure joy and excitement. Some are starting their first day at 'big school' and parents could not be prouder.

Others are starting their last years of high school before they take the world by storm.

Self confessed teacher's pet shares cute before and after pics online
Back To School: pupils, excited, start, academic year

Minister Angie Motshekga confirmed the reopening of schools today, Monday 15 February and pupils are sharing their excitement online. Image: Adem ALTAN /AFP & Deaan Vivier / Gallo Images
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EWN posted Motshekga's full statement about the reopening of schools. Motshekga stated that strict adherence to health and safety protocols has been emphasised in order to save lives.

Below are just a few of the excited pupils and parents using #BackToSchool:

@ms_kasidiva said:

"#BackToSchool to another successful academic year."

@siphohotstix wrote:

"Morning, may the kids going to school today love education - education is power, remember I went back to do my matric and I loved every minute and every second #BackToSchool."

@girl_kaybee tweeted:

"#BackToSchool My headache is gone, the kids are back to school finally."

In other school-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a self-confessed teacher's pet who shared some sweet pics online. The heartwarming post features a picture of her as a little school kid in her uniform and another where she is all grown and glowed up.

In the caption of the post she also hilariously exposes herself for being a teacher's although she also admits that the photo kind of gives the truth about her love for working closely with teachers away instantly.

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"I looked like a teacher’s pet. Yeap I was," she wrote in the caption of the heartwarming Twitter post.

South Africans clearly love the post as they reacted to it over 8 000 times. Many of them also took to the comment section to share their thoughts on the cute post. Read a few of their comments below:

@DarlingtonTsot1 said:

"I have to ask, do you guys get free marks for snitching, carrying books for teachers."

@iBongs1 said:

"You were those ones who would remind the teacher about the homework they forgot."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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