Inequality in the education sector

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By Mmabore Mogashoa

It is now September and school children have started attending classes. As per Covid-19 rules and regulations, children should maintain social distancing in a classroom. Schools in the rural areas had to divide children into groups because classrooms are not enough. Some children go to school on Monday to Wednesday, while Grade 7 and Grade R go to school for 5 days. I was speaking to a child who attend school for children with disabilities and he said they haven’t started attending classes yet. This shows that children are not receiving equal education. It is time for leaders, communities and businesses to work together. Government should do proper planning so that schools can have enough classrooms, teachers and the right equipment. No one knows when the pandemic will end and is a risk as children are getting bored and end up in the village streets.