Despite the increasing number of Covid-19 infections and a new Corona virus variant on the loose, schools are to open this January. We have come very far since the beginning of the pandemic from a prolonged school holidays to scheduled school attendance and vaccination requirements in some schools.
With the start of this new year, the minister of Basic education Angie Motshekga has announced that schools will open on Wednesday the 12th of January for inland schools and 19th of January for coastal schools. But it will all depend the Covid-19 pandemic. With that teachers and principals will be expected to go back to work around the 10th of January to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Here is the school calendar down below for the expected plan for the year ahead.