The Department of Basic Education on Monday delivered an updated school schedule, which shows that students have 156 days for the year.
In an announcement, the division says the choice was endorsed by all partners and Council of Education Ministers with thought of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As indicated by the schedule, There will be a one-week break from 26-30 October that will check the finish of the third term. The fourth term starts on 2 November, with Grades 1-11 shutting on 15 December for the remainder of the year.
Grades 12 assessments will be finished by 15 December and results will be delivered on 23 February 2021.
The new schedule will be gazetted and distributed one week from now with the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga likewise expected to give bearings for the division.
The 2021 school year will start on January 25 for educators. Students will stick to this same pattern a couple of days after the fact.
A month ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the conclusion of government funded schools for about a month following mounting pressure from educators’ associations and the general population in the midst of rising COVID-19 diseases. Evaluation 12 students got a one-week break.