Teacher unions to meet Covid-19 prof to 'talk more about schooling in 2022'

2022-01-10 05:40:00 PM
Teacher unions to meet Covid-19 prof to 'talk more about schooling in 2022'

Teacher unions to meet Covid-19 prof to 'talk more about schooling in 2022'

Teacher unions to meet Covid-19 prof to 'talk more about schooling in 2022'

'We are in trouble when it comes to learning losses and we would like to see as many of our kids full-time at school as possible,' said Naptosa executive director Basil Manuel.

10 January 2022 - 16:12Prega GovenderJournalistGrade 12 pupils from Unathi High School. Educationists say as many pupils as possible should return to school full-time. File photo.Image:Sibongile NgalwaRepresentatives of SA's five teacher unions will be meeting Wits University vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi on Friday to get an update on the Covid-19 pandemic and the implications for schooling.

This comes as schools in inland provinces — Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West — reopened for teachers on Monday. Pupils in these provinces will start the academic year on Wednesday, while their counterparts in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape will return on January 19.

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Educationists say as many pupils as possible should return to school full-time. File photo. Image: Sibongile Ngalwa Representatives of SA's five teacher unions will be meeting Wits University vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi on Friday to get an update on the Covid-19 pandemic and the implications for schooling. “Thanks to the vaccine, thank goodness, I'm doing well,” he told Austrian radio in an interview. This comes as schools in inland provinces — Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West — reopened for teachers on Monday. Pupils in these provinces will start the academic year on Wednesday, while their counterparts in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape will return on January 19. Pitso Mosimane's charges have been drawn in Group B in the League Cup alongside El Gouna, Ismaily, Al Mokawloon, Smouha and Bank Al Ahly, with the matches scheduled to take place between 13 and 30 January 2022.

Basil Manuel, executive director of the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA (Naptosa), said the intention of Friday’s meeting with Madhi was to get an update “so that we can talk more about schooling 2022”. That's been my experience too,” said Nehammer, who will not attend any public appointments in the next few days. “It’s about the modalities [rotational learning] that are being used at the moment and whether they should stay. We have our own concerns about the sustainability of the present modalities,” he said. “We are in trouble when it comes to learning losses and we would like to see as many of our kids full-time at school as possible. It worked for nearly a year, keeping residents safe and largely unfettered while raising the tantalizing possibility of reopening the border with China, the city’s economic lifeblood. But that can only happen if we ensure that the other safety measures are there.

” He said they were aware that the one-metre social distancing requirement in the classroom was not possible for all schools. “We have to ask if there is still justification for rotational classes. Also gone is the sense of security that stemmed from the city being virus-free, as are scores of expatriates who went back to their home countries for the holidays and now can’t return due to flight bans slapped on eight places including the U.” While former Model C schools were able to allow all pupils back last year because of having more classrooms and teachers, many pupils at no-fee schools were still after the rotational timetable. Madhi confirmed that it will be “an information-sharing meeting about where we are in the pandemic and implications for schooling”. Meanwhile, Limpopo education department spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said information on the percentage of schools that will continue with a rotational timetable is still being processed.K.

She said the “majority of applicants for admission have been placed in schools”.  “There are, however, learners, especially in our more urban areas, who are yet to be placed. Our circuit offices have been working with schools since last week to attend to unplaced learners. He anticipates 60% to 70% of his business will vanish, a deja-vu moment that brings him back to the early days of the pandemic when Covid-19 was a new and mysterious disease.” .