32 teachers died of covid19 complication in a period of less than a week.
The 2021 academic year might still faces some other challenges. It might not go as smooth as it is anticipated. A total of 32 teachers in less than a week are all gone from a single province. You can imagine how the impact will be once other provinces start reporting.
“At this rate we have a massive problem ahead of us when school reopen. School might not have teacher as a direct results of the covid19″said the basic education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.
In preparations of the marking of the matric papers, the DBE has visited the marking centers to ensure that there is strict adherence during marking and beyond.
“We took a decision to avoid attending a family funeral in KZN 2 weeks ago. Uncle’s wife is a teacher. Since the funeral 3 people all teachers who attended to support have all passed away due to covid19. Others are in hospitals as many more were infected at the same funeral”said Mahlangu.
This is just a good example of how gatherings can create a disaster.
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