Klipspruit matrics shipped out for remainder of school year

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi plans to take matric learners at Klipspruit West Secondary School on a special teaching camp.

This is in an effort to bring the pupils up to speed ahead of their final exams, following ongoing disruptions at the school.

The camp, costing almost R180 million, will help ensure that pupils get support to pass their final papers.

Lesufi expressed concerns about the readiness of matric learners at Klipspruit.

Klipspruit matrics have been moved to another location where their work is being reviewed ahead of the upcoming final examinations, reports EWN's Hitekani Magwedze.

They have been moved to other premises were assessment are going on amid the disruptions at the school.

Hitekani Magwedze, EWN reporter

The matriculants at Klipspruit West Secondary School aren't going to return to the school until the end of the year.

Hitekani Magwedze, EWN reporter

Meanwhile, police are on standby at the after fresh reports of intimidation and tension at the school.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi gave instruction for teaching and learning to resume at the Soweto school on Tuesday, after a meeting with community members.

Read: Lesufi: 14 Klipspruit staff members not reporting for duty is 'undesirable'

It was announced that the Klipspruit school governing body (SGB) has been dissolved after a preliminary report found that the SGB failed in governing the school.

The resolution that was taken by Lesufi was to dissolved the SGB.

Hitekani Magwedze, EWN reporter

Also read: Procedure and principal's race both issues, says Klipspruit community group

The school has been plagued by a series of disruptions this year, including racism and the rejection of a black principal by the local coloured community.

The department says it will review the appointment of the principal and the Human Rights Commission is expected to hold public hearings with community to address racism allegations.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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