March for teachers

2016-02-18 06:00

About 200 students from Sizimisele Technical High School in Khayelitsha marched on the Western Cape Department of Education offices today to demand more teachers for technical subjects.

The grade 8 to 11 students took the train from Khayelitsha to Cape Town. They said they had decided to go to town when they realised the school principal could not solve the problem.

Grade 11 students Mihle Mayipheli, said four teachers had left the school. “These are the teachers that are teaching the most difficult subjects.”

She said Grade 11 students were supposed to write a physical sciences test today but had decided to come to town instead. Students had been told by the school principal that the teachers’ contracts had come to an end and that it was up to the department to employ new teachers.

“We are here because we suffer in the end,” shesaid.

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