The National Department of Health says it will not roll out COVID-19 vaccinations at schools, for now, to avoid disruption to critical schooling.

Health Minister Doctor Joe Phaahla has announced that government is ready to start the vaccination of young people aged between 12 and 17 from October 20.

Schools in the Northern Cape province have recorded 264 positive COVID-19 cases in the past week alone.

This is a decision made by the Council of Education Ministers that has taken a decision to suspend all contact sports in schools with immediate effect.

More than 100 pupils from Vlakfontein Secondary School in Mamelodi were rushed to several health facilities after a suspected case of food poisoning this morning.

A Tafelsig school teacher has been fired for punching a Grade 5 learner in the face and stomach after he defied his instruction not to go to the toilet.

The supplementary exams are open to those learners who did not pass matric in 2020 or candidates who did not satisfy the requirements for their certificates.

National Association of School Governing Bodies (NASGB) has called for an investigation after a teacher was seen running a comb through a learner’s hair, in a video.

The Smart Classrooms Project is part of the department’s e-Education Strategy.

Minister Dr Blade Nzimande is expected to address the nation on the latest regarding tertiary education fees today.