EFF Rejects Reopening Of More Grades On Monday

There has been a spike of cases in schools amongst teachers and learners since the re-opening for Grades 7 and 12 learners on 8 June 2020.

EFF Rejects Reopening More Grades On Monday-SurgeZirc SA
EFF Leader Julius Malema/Photo File:Screengrabs

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) expressed their rejection of the reopening of schools for more grades on Monday, 6 July after ten learners reportedly died from Covid-19 recently.

“There has been a spike of cases in schools amongst teachers and learners since the re-opening for Grades 7 and 12 learners on 8 June 2020.

“The negligent decision by the department to re-open schools has already resulted in at least 523 learners and 1,169 teachers being infected by Covid-19 hardly four weeks into the re-opening of schools.”

The EFF argued that young people were able to contract the virus after ten learners between the ages of 10 and 19 died from Covid-19, according to recent statistics.

“This completely disproves the notion that young people and children are less susceptible to contracting the virus, a logic which has been at the centre of re-opening of schools.

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“The decision to re-open schools for more grades essentially ends the lockdown because the department wants to engage in a dangerous experiment by putting as many as six million learners at risk of contracting Covid-19.

“It is no secret that as many as 3,800 schools mostly in rural areas still rely on pit latrines for sanitation and over 3,500 schools are without adequate access to water.”

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1 year ago

I agree with them its very dangerous, why dont they open parliament ??