PRETORIA – The National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) has welcomed the Basic Education department’s decision not to scrap the October holidays, after the ministry contemplated the move to make up for lost teaching time.
Last month, the department contemplated scrapping the October holidays as a measure to make up for lost time. Teacher unions, governing body associations and a principals’ association opposed the move.
“After consultations, it was quite clear and for very valid reasons that we have to keep the calendar as it stands,” said Motshekga at a media briefing over the weekend.
Julie Alli spoke to Basil Manuel, Executive Director of the National Professional Teachers’ Association of South Africa (NAPTOSA), on News & Views. Listen to the full discussion here: