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2020 remembered for fight to save academic year in SA



a group of people looking at a phone: FILE: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga monitoring the start of Matric Exams at Sekano-Ntoane High School on Soweto on the morning of 5 November 2020.


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FILE: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga monitoring the start of Matric Exams at Sekano-Ntoane High School on Soweto on the morning of 5 November 2020.


JOHANNESBURG – The year 2020 will be remembered as the year schools had to face the harsh reality of possibly losing the entire academic year.

Government was forced to close schools in a bid to contain the surge in COVID-19 infections.

The spread of the virus saw the education sector divided on how to save the academic year during a pandemic.

While declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a national state of disaster, President Cyril

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