Saturday, 01 August 2020 21:02

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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has released the revised calendar for the 2020 school year.

Last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that public schools would close for four weeks from 27 July to 24 August.

In a statement, the department said there will be a break to separate the third and fourth term but only for one week from October 26 to the 30th.

"The consultation process has been concluded with all stakeholders and the Council of Education Ministers approved the revised school calendar. It is the second time this year that the school calendar has been revised to accommodate the changes that have been brought by the impact of the coronavirus," said DBE in a statement on Saturday.

Grade 12 pupils and teachers would only take a week-long break and return on 3 August, and Grade 7 pupils would take a two-week break and return on 10 August.

All learners, teachers and other school staff resume with classes on 24 August and the school year will be completed by 15 December for Grades R to 11.

In a statement, the department said there will be a break to separate the third and fourth term but only for one week from October 26 to the 30th.

Grade 12 examination are also expected to be completed by 14 December, marking concluded on 22 January and results out on 23 February 2021.