Learning time lost to Covid-19 must be clawed back

To scrap the October school holidays or not? That has been a topic of much-heated debate over the last couple of weeks after it emerged the department of education was considering doing away with the holidays scheduled from October 4 to 8.

This, the department initially argued, was to claw back teaching time lost after the July holidays were extended by a week after a spike in Covid-19 infections...

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