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

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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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