The Nationwide Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is anticipated to advise the Cupboard to shut all colleges within the nation for 3 weeks.
This was instructed by sources who attended a gathering chaired by the Deputy Minister of Fundamental Training, Reginah Mhaule on Wednesday evening.
Motshekga is anticipated to relay this to the Cupboard on Thursday earlier than an announcement is made. That’s, the matter can be finalised on thursday.
“What prevails now’s three weeks on the desk,” a supply reportedly mentioned.
In accordance with the nation’s two largest lecturers’ unions – the South African Democratic Academics’ Union (Sadtu) and the Nationwide Skilled Academics’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa), the await the Cupboard’s resolution to announce the closure of the varsity or not is inflicting unease amongst lecturers and pupils.
Sadtu and Naptosa, together with different unions, met with Motshekga final week to discover a approach ahead for colleges throughout this pandemic interval.
Following their dialogue, Motshekga took their representations to the NCCC and the Cupboard.
Sadtu normal secretary Mugwena Maluleke mentioned the unions had been knowledgeable that Motshekga was nonetheless in conferences with Cupboard on Monday and Tuesday and they’re ready for a response from them.