No school must be left behind in 2020 recovery plan – Zero Dropout Campaign

The Zero Dropout Campaign has called on education officials to ensure that school recovery plans are implemented safely and consistently, particularly in lower quintile schools that do not have access to running water and sanitation.

“We support the decision to complete the 2020 academic year, provided all reasonable measures are taken to protect learners, support staff, teachers and their families,” said Merle Mansfield, programme director of the Zero Dropout Campaign.

“The Department of Basic Education’s appointment of independent monitors will hopefully make it easier for principals to communicate with district and provincial officials should they experience delays in the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE), water tanks, and essential resources,” said Mansfield.

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