South Africa: Basic Education Issues Revised Protocols and a Circular for Managing Coronavirus Covid-19 Cases During Matric Examinations

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Sumary of South Africa: Basic Education Issues Revised Protocols and a Circular for Managing Coronavirus Covid-19 Cases During Matric Examinations:

  • Basic Education Department has issued revised protocols and a circular for managing Covid-19 cases during matric examinations The Department of Basic Education has issued a circular to accompany the revised protocols for schools to implement when managing possible and confirmed COVID-19 cases in schools during the matric examinations..
  • The protocols and the circular (both attached) were developed together with stakeholders following a series of consultative meetings over the weekend with teachers’ unions, school governing body organizations and the South African Principals Association..
  • The teacher union representatives and SGB governors, as well as school principals at the meeting, welcomed the measures taken to ensure that all candidates of the Class of 2020 matric are given the opportunity and support to sit for the examination albeit under unusual circumstances..
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters The important part is that parents/guardians of candidates that have tested positive for COVID-19 are obliged to inform the school principal immediately of the positive status of the candidate…

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