An investigation by the Department of Basic Education confirmed that the school had not flouted Covid-19 safety protocols. Picture: Bheki Radebe
An investigation by the Department of Basic Education confirmed that the school had not flouted Covid-19 safety protocols. Picture: Bheki Radebe

DBE investigation clears Phoenix high school on allegations of breaching Covid-19 safety protocols during exams

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Sep 16, 2021

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DURBAN - A PHOENIX school has been cleared of flouting Covid-19 safety protocols.

Earlier this week, Solvista Secondary School management was accused of allowing Covid-positive pupils write their examinations in the same venue as pupils without Covid.

According to spokesperson for the Basic Department of Education in KwaZul-Natal, Muzi Mahlambi, the school had in fact followed the necessary safety guidelines.

He said a team had been sent to the school to conduct an investigation.

Mahlambi said investigators found that four pupils who had tested positive for Covid-19 had written their exams in separate rooms.

KZN schools have reported at least 4 500 positive cases between teachers and pupils in the last three months.

The department revealed that at least 39 deaths were also recorded.

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