SABC NEWS: A group of anxious and worried parents have banded together in the formation of a forum determined to NOT send their children to school in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Interim chairperson of the Concerned Parents Forum, Dr Selvan Patchie Naicker says parent representation from 44 schools in Phoenix, north of Durban, do not feel comfortable sending their children to school in the winter months during the coronavirus pandemic. He says they want an alternative plan from the Department of Education.
Reacting to our earlier story, spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, Muzi Mahlambi says parents are encouraged to send their children to school. But if they decide not to, there are official, departmental procedures that need to be followed.