Matric: Cosas to march if results published

2012-12-24 00:00

THE Department of Basic Education will canvass the views of all South Africans about whether or not the publication of matric results in newspapers is desirable.

The department’s spokesperson, Panyaza Lesufi, said this yesterday in reply to a Congress of SA Students (Cosas) KZN statement.

The organisation said it would march on January 3 in Durban to protest against the publication of matric results in media and urged Grade 12 pupils not to buy newspapers on that day.

“Newspapers are only interested in making money, while the students are enduring trauma,” it said. It also believed the publication of matric results was an infringement of the right to privacy enshrined in the Constitution.

Cosas said Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga had no practical solutions to the problem of pupils who committed suicide due to the shame suffered when matric results are published.


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