About the COVID-19 Education Crisis Committee (CECC)
We represent a coalition of broad sections of parents’ initiatives, social movements, NGOs and members of civil society opposed to the opening of schools in the context of rising infections in South Africa. Our platform statement forms part of a broad-based initiative that will be underpinned by a national petition, mobilisation, awareness raising, and consultations with the aim of canvassing the support of parents and citizens, in the interests of learners, educators and of combating and eradicating coronavirus in South Africa.
We not only call for schools to be closed, but equally important we set out our basic proposal of how to safe-guard our learners and educators from the coronavirus, and also secure the future of our learners’ education. We also call for a transition to a new education system to begin now.
To view and/or download our Platform Statement and Demands, click here.
To view the list of organisations that are part of the CECC, click here.