Why Angie Motshekga will absolutely not scrap the school year

The department of basic education responds to Jonathan Jansen’s open letter to the minister


In his open letter to minister of basic education Angie Motshekga (DispatchLIVE, July 9 2020 (https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2020-07-09-cancel-the-school-year-for-the-sake-of-our-children-jonathan-jansen/)) Prof Jonathan Jansen argues passionately for the school year to be abandoned. He appears first to strike an encouraging tone with the minister before he admonishes her with: “Unfortunately, minister, you cannot dictate academic terms to a novel coronavirus.”..

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