End of 2023 school year will end a day earlier

The 2023 school year will end a day earlier, due to the recently added public holiday.

The fourth term was going to end on Wednesday, 13 December for pupils and Friday, 15 December for teachers.

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The Department of Basic Education says the last day for learners to attend classes will be Tuesday, 12 December 2023. That is because teachers need two days to complete their administrative tasks

Initially, the 2023 school calendar was supposed to have 199 school days for pupils and 203 school days for teachers.

The President announced that date soon after the Springbok victory at the Rugby World Cup - and set the date to not interrupt matric exams.

In November, the DBE’s acting director general, Dr Granville Whittle, issued a circular to the Departments of Tourism and Transport’s director generals, the heads of provincial education departments, district directors, educator unions, government body associations, and school principals about the amendment to the 2023 school.

“Teachers must remain for two days after the learners have closed in order to complete administrative tasks and planning for the following school year; therefore, the schools will close on Tuesday, 12 December for learners and Thursday 14 December for teachers,” the acting director-general said.


The changed date for the end of this academic year will have no impact on next year's school calendar.


Done By: Bush Radio News reporter


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