South African Young Academy of Science

Online and in the classroom, COVID-19 has put new demands on teachers

Online and in the classroom, COVID-19 has put new demands on teachers
October 15, 2020 roulail
Written by Prof Nhlanhla Mpofu (SAYAS member) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were on lockdown in South Africa from March 2020. They only partially reopened in June, despite teacher unions’ concerns about the timing and lack of adequate protection for teachers and learners. The unions’ objections about having to work in conditions that posed a risk…