Education assistants and school principals hope that the contract for education assistants gets extended as they are playing an important role in learning and teaching under Covid-19.
There could be a showdown between the teachers’ unions and government when schools re-open in Zimbabwe next week.
A covid-19 cluster outbreak in a school in Mount Frere causes panic in the Eastern Cape and teachers union calls for schools to be shut down in the province.
The WCED has condemned the shutting down of schools by parents demanding that the schools be deep cleaned after teachers test positive for covid-19.
Just in one week of schooling, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has confirmed that 20 people have tested positive for covid-19.
When the Minister of Education announced last week that Grades 7 to 12 learners would be returning to school from 1 June, Bishop Lavis Action Committee sounded the alarm that schools were not ready and called for a boycott.