President Jacob Zuma has established a ministerial task team to assist the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, to normalise the situation at higher education institutions across South Africa.
The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) says residents in Vuwani and surrounding areas want children to return to school.
Learners from all schools in the jurisdiction of Ha-Nesengani, outside Vuwani, will return to their respective schools on Thursday.
The members of an Inter-Ministerial Committee, led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen, are today visiting schools in the Vuwani area.
Government has called on academic institutions to take the lead in developing academic programmes and technical skills needed to take the country forward.