The Premier of the Free State, Sisi Ntombela, together with the MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe will be briefing the media on the phased in re-opening of schools in the province next week Thursday (4 June 2020) at Tsoseletso Secondary School in Bloemfontein. According to a statement by the involved departments, they will be joined by Free State MEC for Health, Montseng Tsiu and MEC for Social Development, Mamiki Qabathe, who will also provide updates in their areas of work aligned to Education.
The briefing is expected to focus on the nine critical areas of education that were considered before the resumption of face-to-face learning and teaching. This will include, but are not limited to: staffing and curriculum, basic sanitizing and hygiene, infrastructure, scholar transport, orientation for staff and learners, school nutrition programme, communicating with all relevant stakeholders during the Covid-19 pandemic, psychosocial services, and school governing body support.
The briefing will also be streamed live on the Free State Provincial Government’s Facebook page and media colleagues, learners, education practitioners and specialists, can join the briefing via Zoom Webinar on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88905621039?pwd=Njk0TU1Ba0puNVQzbDNLaWR0VmpWdz09