Department of Education approves school terms for South African 2021 academic year
09 February 2021
The academic year 2021 may have gotten off to a delayed start due to Covid-19 restrictions in South Africa. But things are about ready to get underway and now that the Department of Education has approved the final school calendar for 2021
According to the dates that have been released, learners are expected to hit the ground running from Monday until the end of the first term, April 23.
The second term is expected to start on May 3 and will continue until July 9, while the third term will run between July 26 and October 1. The fourth term starts on October 11 and ends on December 15. Learners are being given 40 weeks of learning in total.
While learners are due back only next week, school management teams returned last month to prepare for the year ahead.
The Department of Education says it has made good progress to ensure that all the Covid-19 essentials are delivered to schools before the arrival of learners. This includes the provision of water and sanitation facilities. The department has also confirmed that a media briefing on the approval of the results of the 2020 national examination is due to be held next week.
The briefing will be livestreamed via the UmalusiSA Facebook and YouTube accounts.
Adapted from original source:IOL