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Lesotho learners return to school in SA

June 10, 2020 2 min read

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Monday morning saw Grades 7 and 12 learners from Lesotho assemble at the Maseru Bridge to return to South Africa as classes resume since the COVID-19 lockdown began about two months ago.

This is after the reopening of schools in South Africa was postponed from June 1 to June 8.

The postponement was made to ensure availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against the COVID-19 pandemic.

When they arrived at the border gate, the learners expressed their preparedness to resume classes, pledging to do everything possible to stay safe against the deadly disease.  

“Although we are scared of the Corona virus, life however, has to continue and we promise to take all necessary precautions against the disease,” Phoka Litšiba - a grade 12 pupil of Christian Dewet in Dewetsdorp said.  

Another learner, Fumane Monyane of Ladybrand Academy said notwithstanding the fact that they had been studying on-line, they have however missed out a lot on their studies as learning is easier with a teacher standing in front of pupils.

Officials at the Maseru Bridge have pledged to work hard to ensure the safety of learners crossing into South Africa.

Most of the learners who crossed into South Africa on Monday were borders with the day-scholars expected to follow in subsequent days.

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Learners who commute to South Africa on a daily basis will be screened on the way and from school. A surveillance form which will be updated after every 14 days will be filled as part of control measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.



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