Learning expected to fully resume on Monday after Northern Areas schools shutdown

FEBRUARY 12, 2016

Learning in the Northern Areas is set to fully resume on Monday after parents from the area agreed during a meeting at Hillside High School on Wednesday to end a shut down of about 52 schools in the area after about three weeks of sometimes violent confrontations with the Eastern Cape Department o Education (ECDOE). 

Some schools opened on Thursday and Friday while Principals were preparing catch up plans for learners to make up for all the days lost during the shut down.

Meanwhile discussions were going on on Friday between the Northern Areas Education Forum (NAEF), which represents the parents, and the ECDOE. A task team formed by the Premier to find a solution to the crisis is facilitating the talks.

While parents agreed to let their children go back to school, they are still demanding that the ECDOE meets their demands for more teachers and other educational resources before the end of this term on 18 March.

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