Minister wants pupils back at schools

2012-09-18 22:39
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (File, City Press)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (File, City Press)

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Johannesburg - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has urged school governing bodies in the Northern Cape to allow pupils in the province to return to school.

Ministerial spokesperson Hope Mokgatlhe said on Tuesday the minister asked representatives of the bodies to exclude school children from service delivery protests and allow them to return to school.

"She reminded them that there can never be free marks or pass-one-pass-all, unless all kids are back in school to learn and write their exams," said Mokgatlhe.

On Tuesday, Motshekga visited school governing bodies representing parents in the Northern Cape, where 41 of the 65 schools there have been closed since June.

Residents protesting about a lack of tarred roads in the municipality were intimidating children who were attending school.

"The schools can make good of the last term if communities allow children to go back to class as soon as possible," Motshekga told representatives.

The department said it would provide catch-up plans only when all pupils had returned to school.
The minister was expected to brief the president on Wednesday's visit.

- SAPA
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