NW Education registers satisfactory attendance as schools reopen

NW Education registers satisfactory attendance as schools reopen

The department of education in the North West province is satisfied with teacher-learner attendance as schools reopened for Grade 7 and 12 learners.

At 93 percent attandance, schools posed a positive start for the province. The 93 percent rate is due to schools in some areas that could not reopen due to incompliances. These include Lethabong area in Rustenburg that had minor glitches with appointment of screeners and Onkgopotse Tiro in Slurry as the department is still sorting boarding facilities. Lethabong schools have been attended to and those schools will reopen on Tuesday.

MEC Matsemela, accompanied by Premier Job Mokgoro visited schools in Greater Taung to monitor adherence of the Covid-19 regulations and are both satisfied with the results.
The monitoring was extended to all four districts as the senior management of the department spread across the province.

Matsemela says she is satisfied with the outcome.

“I can say that our first day in the North West province is satisfactory. We are on 93 percent attendance and we are hoping that all learners will be back at school. I wish to thank the parents for releasing numbers to come back in their numbers. As we phase in these two grades. The missing seven person means so much to us to us as the department and we are doing every means to ensure the return to a safe environment”, said Matsemela.

MEC Matsemela will continue with the monitoring in Greater Taung and Kagiso Molopo Municipality. The schools are: Mokgareng Secondary, Shupu Primary and Thuso Thebe Primary School.


For more information, please contact:
Elias Malindi (Departmental spokesperson)
072 892 8399/ 072 115 4855

Author: tkhechane