The Northern Cape Department of Education can confirm that schools in Kimberley area will remain open in the midst of rumours of possible protest actions. We urge parents and educators to exercise caution, use their own discretion and make a judgement based on the situation they might be confronted with tomorrow.
The Northern Cape Department of Education will not hesitate to dismiss schools early tomorrow if indeed the safety of educators and learners are at risk. We further appeal to the public to allow our educators and learners with access to education, and continue to teach and learn. It is of great concern to us that educators and learners must teach and learn under these difficult circumstances, whilst they are faced with the shortest term of the school academic year to complete curriculum coverage. We are continuously engaging the SAPS to update us on the latest information available.
Geoffrey vd Merwe
Media Liaison Officer to the MEC
NC Department of Education