NW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION READY TO START ACADEMIC YEAR
It’s all systems go for North West Department of Education as learners are expected in class following schools reopening across the country on Monday, 15 February 2021.
All 1 583 schools are prepared to receive learners with screeners readily available as well as masks and sanitizers for hygienic purposes.
The Department [North West education] has plans in place to recover lost teaching and learning since January. These plans include extra classes, Dial-a-tutor program, radio lessons as well as special camps taking into consideration Covid-19 protocols to name but a few.
Since the learning losses vary from school to school and class to class, each school will develop the subject recovery plans informed by the provincial subject improvement plans.
Textbooks have been ordered and delivered to all schools that made requests.
Regarding provision of teachers, the province has teachers who filed for retirement due to comorbidities. To mitigate the challenge we will recruit some of the provinces Funza Lushaka bursars while temporary teachers will also assist fill the gaps.
On infrastructure, the province has procured an additional 282 317 desks and chairs for learners and 256 mobile classrooms for 176 schools. These will aid ease classroom congestion and adherence to social distancing among learners.
To ensure schools don’t run out of water, tanker arrangements through municipalities and communities are arranged.
On National School Nutrition Program, the province caters for 741 522 learners and food handlers have also reopened and provisioned for. Monies were deposited in schools in December 2020 for procurement of protective clothing and aprons as well as detergents.
Special schools and hostel schools are also provisioned for.
To monitor total compliance on the first two days of reopening, MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela will visit schools as follows:
15 February 2021 (NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT)
• Mogawane Mochoete Primary School(Ga-Khunwana village, Tswaing)
• KOPANELO SECONDARY SCHOOL (Ga-Khunwana village, Tswaing)
16 February 2021 ( DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT)
• Broedersput Primary School ( Naledi, Vryburg)
• Temoso Special School (Kagisano-Molopo, Ganyesa)
• Huhudi Secondary School (Kagisano-Molopo, Ganyesa)
For more information, please contact:
072 892 8399/ 072 115 4855