South African schools reopen doors for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners today after closing a few months back, a move to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Despite the increase in Coronavirus infections across South Africa, the government prioritizes education and opens schools under lockdown level 3.
Schools reopening was postponed by the Education Minister Angie Motshekga by a week over preparedness of many institutions.
The Minister revealed that 95% of the schools are ready to open doors for teachers and students.
The following are number of school ready to open across the provinces.
Number of schools ready to open:
E Cape 4 660 / 5 064
Free State 1 123 / 1 123
Gauteng 1 917 /2 017
KZN 5 975 / 6 000
Limpopo 3 711 / 3 711
Mpumalanga 1 772 / 1 815
N Cape 556 / 556
N West 1 570 / 1 570
W Cape 1 816 / 1 819
Total 23 100 / 23 675
On the first day of schools reopen, social distancing was observed on many schools and hands were sanitized as recommended by the government.
School reopening in Pictures
At Olievenhoutbosch Secondary School in Centurion this morning. Grade 12s already arriving and being screened before entering premises.
Southernwood Primary School in East London welcomed their Grade 7 class this morning. The pupils are amongst 13 000 Grade 7 & 12 learners in the province expected to return to class this morning
A teacher screening a matriculant pupil at Sehopotso Secondary School in Sebokeng. MEC Faith Mazibuko is visiting the school to check the state of readiness
Measures taken by Tsakani Primary School in Kagiso,