The Grade 10 and Grade 3 pupils didn’t return back to school on Monday as it was expected.
The Limpopo Department of Education released a statement on Sunday urging the pupils not to report for their classes on July 20.
The Limpopo Department of Education had previously communicated that Grades 3 and 10 would be phased back to school on July 20 in accordance with amended directions published in the Government Gazette No 43510, by the Minister of Basic Education on July 7.
“The department has however now deemed it preferable, after careful consideration of all key variables in phasing back more learners, to suspend the return of these two grades to class. Further directives on this decision will be communicated in due course,” said Tidimalo Chuene, spokesperson for the education department.
She said the decision does not affect arrangements that are already in place for learners who benefit from the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP).
“All eligible learners will continue to access their meals at school, ” she added.