The DA does not believe that there is any justification for continuing with rotational schooling.
With the 2022 academic year now in full swing across the country, the DA plans to head to court to try and force the government to allow all learners to return to school on a full-time basis.
The DA said that the government’s one-meter policy for schools meant that schools were forced to operate on a rotational basis which resulted in pupils only attending 50% of the time.
DA leader John Steenhuisen has labelled this policy as being irrational.
“It is also incredibly unequal. Rotational schooling is deepening inequality as it disproportionately impacts poor children from schools in poorer communities who can least afford to miss school,” Steenhuisen said.
Steenhuisen also argued that the one-meter policy was being applied inconsistently.
“The one-meter policy is being applied in schools but people are allowed to have public rallies, taxis have been allowed to operate at full capacity and party political rallies have gone ahead without social distancing or masking,” Steenhuisen said.
Sources: MSN, BusinessTech
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