The Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Wednesday confirmed that he has disbanded the School Governing Body of the Klipspruit West Secondary School in Eldorado Park.
This, after coloured parents had blocked the school's gates in protest at the appointment of a black principal.
Steve Mabona, Gauteng Education Department spokesperson, says after meeting with the staff, parents, and school governing body it was decided to disband the governing body because it was dysfunctional.
The decision was to dissolve the body.— Steve Mabona, spokesperson, Gauteng Education Department
Mabona explains that an interim body will be elected by the district. He says a new governing body will have to be elected.
Mabona goes on to say that the MEC will have to pronounce on what will happen with the issue of appointing a principal.
He adds that some of the grievances are a result of lack of resources.
During the meeting there were parents who felt strongly about discrimination and called for the principal to be given an opportunity to prove his track record, he says.
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