Court throws out schools language policy case against Gauteng Education

Two predominantly Afrikaans schools have taken the Gauteng Department of Education to court over the admission of more English speaking learners.

The schools want Auditor to stop the department from forcing them to take more learners who speak English.

High Court in Pretoria has dismissed the matter on basis of urgency, saying the school did not give the department enough time to respond to the matter.

The two schools are Hoerskool Montana and Hoerskool Overkruin in the north of Pretoria.

They have been accommodating English speaking learners in one class since 2000 while the department built an English school in the area.

According to EWN reporter Barry Bateman, when government school opened last year, government then wanted the school to have two classes for English speakers.

The school says this is not a question of language policy, we already do accommodate English speakers, we simple don't have infrastructure and teaching resources.

Oupa Bodibe, Gauteng Education spokesperson

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