Cosas wants failed pupil promoted

2013-01-17 14:37

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A demand by Cosas that a Grade 11 pupil in Soweto be promoted even though he failed is being dealt with, the Gauteng education department said on Thursday.

"The team from head office is working with the district to resolve this matter," said spokesperson Charles Phahlane.

"The department is talking to the parents of the Grade 11 learner about his results."

Phahlane said teaching at Morris Isaacson High School, where the Congress of SA Students member was a pupil, had not been disrupted as reported.

"Schooling is taking place as usual today [Thursday]," he said.

Earlier in the day, The Star said members of Cosas were disrupting schooling over the issue.

The pupil concerned is a member of the pupil representative council.

According to the newspaper, classes have been disrupted regularly since schools opened last week Wednesday.

Cosas president Collen Malatji, said the organisation was aware of what was happening, but could not comment on the matter as he was waiting a full report from the provincial branch.

"We've set up a team to investigate the matter... As students, we can't support any disruption to teaching and learning," Malatji told the newspaper.

Read more on:    cosas  |  johannesburg  |  soweto  |  education
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
107 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

10 of the most expensive things that will leave your jaw hanging!
Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Innovation, idealism, romanticism and other far reaching dreams can lead you into a spiral of enthusiasm and excitement. Somewhere...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.