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Ministry of Basic Education continue with school visits in West Rand and Cape Town to welcome 2016 academic calendar , 13 January 2016

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Basic Education will continue the school visits by visiting schools in West Rand and Cape Town on Thursday 14 January 2016.  Headlined by the Departments’ flagship ‘’Read to Lead’’ Campaign, the Basic Education Ministry aims to encourage learners and communities to entrench the culture of reading from the first day of school.

The Department of Basic Education assesses readiness of schools in the beginning of every school year in order to advance any form of assistance early on in the year. It is also expected that the Minister and Deputy Minister will meet with education stakeholders including district officials and school principals. The visits will also focus amongst others on adherence to teaching and learning from the 1st day of school, encourage school management teams to minimize disruptions and appeal to communities to refrain from using schools as bargaining tools during protests and other civil actions as this negatively affects the education system.

With a dual calendar in place for 2016, all schools across the country, both inland and coastal will open their doors of learning from tomorrow, 13 January 2016.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Ministerial school visits across the country as follows:

Department of Basic Education Minister Mrs Angie Motshekga 

Date:                Thursday, 14 January 2016
Time:               07h30
Venue:             Tswasongu Secondary School: Khutsong, Merafong, Gauteng

Date:                Thursday, 14 January 2016
Time:               10h30
Venue:             Simunye Secondary School: Bekkersdal, Westonaria, Gauteng 


Department of Basic Education Deputy Minister Mr Enver Surty 

Date:                Thursday, 14 January 2016
Time:               07h00
Venue:             Hexvallei High School, Voortrekke Road, De Doorns, WC

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Date:                Thursday, 14 January 2016
Time:               09h00
Venue:             Van Cutsem Combined School, De Doorns, Cape Town, WC

Date:                Thursday, 14 January 2016
Time:               10h30
Venue:             Bonne Esperance Primary School, De Doorns, Cape Town, WC

Enquiries:        Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275 |  Troy Martens – 079 899 3070

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Written By: buhlebendalo somgede
Date Posted: 8/7/2019
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