Joburg schools may be closed - dept

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Johannesburg - Two primary schools in Yeoville, Johannesburg, may be closed for failing to meet health and safety regulations, the Gauteng education department said on Tuesday.

An inspection was carried out at three schools in Ward 67 on Monday to check if they complied with the department's post-registration requirements, spokeswoman Phumla Sekhonyane said in an e-mail to Sapa.

Greenfield Primary School and Bellevue Primary School were found to be non-compliant with certain regulations, and the third school had been operating illegally.

"[Greenfield Primary] is registered with the department. However, it no longer meets the post-registration requirements as far as health and safety requirements and zoning are concerned," said Sekhonyane.

"A notice of intention for closure will be submitted for the head of department's [HOD] consideration."
Bellevue Primary extended its buildings without the required permission from the department.

"It also does not comply with health regulations. A notice of intention for closure will also be submitted to the HOD for his consideration."

The department did not specify which health and safety regulations these were.

Sheik Anta Diop primary school was found to operating illegally.

"The school applied for registration to the department and the application was declined," she said.

"It is therefore operating illegally. Our law enforcement partners will apply the law in this regard."
- SAPA
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