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2022-01-27 06:20:00 AM

DA goes to court for the return of pupils to full-time classes

DA goes to court for the return of pupils to full-time classes

The DA has gone to court to compel government to allow the return of pupils to full-time schooling.

READ: Part B of the application – which the DA says can be heard at a later stage – should review the various regulations and directions that the DA says has made it impossible for primary school pupils to attend school normally.“Rich schools with low teacher-to-learner ratios and large classrooms are able to comply with the social distancing rule while learners attend every day. Poorer schools with high teacher-to-learner ratios and smaller classrooms cannot.” He says:

Part B of the application“The majority of primary schools cannot allow all learners to attend while complying with the one-metre rule. The same is true of high schools to a greater extent. High schools typically have more students and are required to keep those students further apart.

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I fully support this move, I think as much as Covid19 is real and hamrful' it has rather been blown out of proportion and grossly exaggerated... my nephew goes to school twice a week... unacceptable really! DBE_SA EducationGP1 Lesufi They must go to court to compel government to allow jsteenhuisen to return with them full-time.

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Currently, some schools are still using rotational timetabling, otherwise they cannot adhere to the Covid-19 social distancing requirements because of the large number of pupils.26 January 2022 - 17:35 Ernest Mabuza Journalist The DA has launched a court application which seeks to ensure that children attend school every day of the week.ANC says Fritz is being protected after DA premier Alan Winde rejects calls for alleged misconduct to be discussed in the National Council of Provinces 26 January 2022 - 13:38 Philani Nombembe Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz has been placed on suspension.Former DA Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi is a new addition to ActionSA.

This means that, in some instances, pupils only attend school once a week. The DA filed the papers on Wednesday at the Pretoria High Court and the first respondents in the application are Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Health Minister Joe Phaahla. Image: SAMORN TARAPAN/123rf. The application is in two parts, part A being an interdict that the DA wants to be heard on an urgent basis – possibly on February 8 – to allow children to return to traditional timetabling. He did not reveal the allegations, but media reports claimed they relate to sexual misconduct. READ:  Only five schools obtained 0% pass rate matric exams “Until the determination of part B of this application, primary and high schools must continue to enforce social distancing to the best of their ability, without reducing the number of learners they teach, or altering school days or hours,” read the papers. The DA made this submission in an application filed before the high court in Pretoria on Wednesday in which it seeks to compel schools to open fully, immediately. Part B of the application – which the DA says can be heard at a later stage – should review the various regulations and directions that the DA says has made it impossible for primary school pupils to attend school normally. “There were battles that one got into in the DA, insofar as the articulation of policy at a particular time and the articulation of personal statements leaders made that were contrary to what the party stood for,” said Baloyi.

In his affidavit, the leader of the DA, John Steenhuisen, says that pupils from richer primary schools can go to school every day while those attending poorer primary schools can only go to school every second day or second week. The DA said about 80% of schoolchildren were being denied half their schooling, on the assumption that this is somehow beneficial to them. “I have initiated a full investigation which must proceed on an unhindered basis. He says this has the potential to permanently stunt their learning. “Rich schools with low teacher-to-learner ratios and large classrooms are able to comply with the social distancing rule while learners attend every day. Children attending poorer primary schools can only go to school every second day, or second week. Poorer schools with high teacher-to-learner ratios and smaller classrooms cannot. “What is particularly disturbing in this case is that Mr Fritz has been accorded the role of protecting the communities in the province and creating safe conducive environments, particularly for women and children,” Mtsweni said.” He says: The results [are] that children of rich parents are getting a full basic education, while children of poor parents get half an education. In part A, the DA asks the court to declare that, until determination of part B of the application, primary and high schools must continue to enforce social distancing to the best of their abilities, without reducing the number of pupils they teach, or altering school days and hours. I have never seen myself as anybody’s victim.

He argues that not allowing pupils to return to school full-time is a violation of their rights and that “allowing children to return to school will not significantly, or at all, increase the risk of spreading Covid-19. There are other ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19, without stopping children from learning. The regulations the party is challenging are that a primary school cannot return to traditional attendance if that school cannot guarantee that pupils can remain 1m apart, and in the case of high schools, 1. “Instead of Winde strictly adhering to the principles of the rule of law by ensuring appropriate law enforcement agencies deal with this matter, he continues to recklessly undermine the efforts to fight GBV through managing internal politics in the DA. The ongoing and irreversible violation of children’s rights is disproportionate to achieve any possible limitation of the spread of Covid-19.” Part B of the application The regulations the DA wants to be reviewed and set aside in part B of its application are the government Gazette by Dlamini Zuma on September 20 2021, that said social distancing in primary schools must be reduced to one metre. In an affidavit filed before the court on Wednesday, DA federal leader John Steenhuisen said the question in the application was whether all children should receive the basic education guaranteed in the constitution. Another regulation is an August Gazette by Motshekga that allowed for the return of primary school pupils full-time if schools could safely accommodate all the pupils and adhere to the health regulations. “The ANC in the Western Cape has taken the suspension of minister Albert Fritz and turned it into a spectacle, forgetting there are real people involved in the situation,” said Allen.

“The majority of primary schools cannot allow all learners to attend while complying with the one-metre rule. Children attending poorer primary schools can only go to school every second day, or second week. The same is true of high schools to a greater extent. High schools typically have more students and are required to keep those students further apart. It will stunt their learning, perhaps permanently,” he said. The allegations are of a serious and deeply personal nature. READ:  Northern Cape produces markedly improved matric results “Both types of schools are therefore forced to move to a rotational timetable where children only attend school on alternate days or weeks,” says Steenhuisen in the affidavit. “Both unjustifiably limit the rights to basic education, a child’s best interest, and equality. He said stopping children going to school would not achieve that goal.

They deny children half the time they would otherwise have at school. “I would call on the ANC in the Western Cape and all opposition parties to show some restraint and patience while the matter is investigated.” The affidavit further says that expert evidence shows that the learning losses, because of the rotational timetable, have real and long-lasting effects on children’s education and development. There are other ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19 without stopping children from learning. Steenhuisen says the government’s ministerial advisory committee recommended in July 2020 that any limited benefit of reducing schooling was unjustified. In the papers, he says the social distancing rule is “plainly irrational”. “The majority of all primary schools cannot allow all learners to attend while complying with the 1m rule.” TimesLIVE. He also questions why the regulations allow for one metre apart in primary schools but have kept the one and a half metres apart in high schools.

“There is simply no reason,” he concludes. Steenhuisen said the regulations were unconstitutional as they denied children half the time they would otherwise have at school. He adds that the one-metre social distancing requirement is “ineffective” and not practical, as small children cannot be kept one metre apart all the time. “They will inevitably come into close contact with each [other] and teachers, which defeats the purpose of the rule. He said the government’s own ministerial advisory committee recommended in July last year that any limited benefit of reducing schooling was unjustified. If the rule cannot be implemented, it cannot justify limiting constitutional rights,” the affidavit reads. Speaking on the first day of the department of basic education’s lekgotla, Mathanzima Mweli, director-general of the department of basic education, said that, last Thursday, the department had made a presentation to the national coronavirus command council and national joint operational and intelligence structure to propose for the full return of all learners, and that the proposal was well received by both structures. “Unsurprisingly, preventing children from attending school reduces their ability to learn in both the short and long term.

Last week, on the sidelines of a breakfast held in honour of the 33 top 2021 matric achievers, Motshekga told City Press that “this is the last chance” for the education system to survive under the Covid-19 pandemic. She said the rotation timetable was not sustainable.” TimesLIVE. “We have to make a case to health and say this is what we are going to be doing because we want children to fully return to school. This thing [the schooling system] is going to collapse. It cannot go beyond this.

It is unsustainable, especially with the lower grades.” Bongekile Macupe .