Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it is not compulsory for parents to take their children to school on Thursday (today) amidst the taxi strike that caused chaos on Joburg's major routes.
He says for those that are writing their mid-year exams will not be disadvantaged because they did not come to school. Exam dates will be rescheduled to suit everyone.
We don't want children to caught in a cross fire, we want them to be safe and we have to protect them.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
I want to emphasise that there is no need for parents to risk the lives of their children to take them to school.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
Lesufi acknowledged the importance of these exams and urged all schools in Gauteng to be sensitive towards the safety of the learners.
Please take note, it's important to ensure that our children are safe https://t.co/XwD8GonH11— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) June 15, 2017
No learner will be disadvantaged because they didn't write their exams today https://t.co/YrmtLWMfaX— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) June 15, 2017
We are urging our schools to assess the situation and not disadvantage learners that may be affected by the taxi blockade https://t.co/qRE1ZPuHCR— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) June 15, 2017
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