Pupils to fight for their rights

2018-05-18 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedAt the congress are (from left) Ongezwa Maqhashalala, Qiniso Ntozakhe, Khethelo Goba and Odwa Jili.

PHOTO: suppliedAt the congress are (from left) Ongezwa Maqhashalala, Qiniso Ntozakhe, Khethelo Goba and Odwa Jili.

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THE newly elected structure of Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in the Harry Gwala District has vowed to fight for the rights of pupils in schools and called for a total ban of corporal punishment.

Last Saturday, the organisation held a regional congress at Umzimkhulu Technical Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) College where new leaders were elected.

The newly elected Harry Gwala regional structure members include Ongezwa Maqhashalala as chairperson, Olwethu Jili as deputy chair, Odwa Jona secretary, Mbali Dlamini deputy secretary and Uthembela Mbele as treasurer.

“Corporal punishment is still active in some schools and we want to end that.

“We want to fight for the shortage of teachers, lack of text books and classrooms in some schools, so that pupils receive quality education,” said Maqhashalala.

Attending the congress were Khethelo Goba from the Cosas provincial structure as well as Qiniso
Ntozakhe, the ANCYL Harry Gwala District regional secretary.

Ntozakhe said that the newly elected structure had a duty to mobilise other pupils to join Cosas and fight for quality education in their schools.

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