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LOCKDOWN: Motshekga announces support measures for pupils

LOCKDOWN: Motshekga announces support measures for pupils Janine Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:37 Teaser Media Paragraphs Minister Angie Motshekga  presented plans for schools in the 21-day lock down from the Department of Basic Education Twitter/ @ReginahMhaule JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga announced the interim measures to assist pupils learning at home during the national 21-day lockdown.  Schools have been closed from mid-March and will remain closed during the lockdown. COVID-19: 21-days lockdown explained The minister announced online and broadcast support resources would be available catering to subject content for all pupils. Virtual classrooms have been arranged in partnership with Vodacom to provide content to pupils for free. WATCH: Schools to close amid coronavirus in SA The minister named the ToEnable app which allows pupils to download 2,000 electronic readers in indigenous languages for free as one resource. Motshekga said lessons will be broadcast on DStv channel 180, SABC TV and eTV has made a dedicated three-month channel available on its OpenView platform as well as SABC radio and online lessons.  READ: More than 850 million students worldwide not at school: UNESCO The schedule for the lessons is available on both the Education Department s website and social media. The minister announced online and broadcast support resources would be available catering to subject content for all pupils. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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