Marchers get extra classes

2015-05-27 06:00
THESE learners from different schools who gathered in Heeren Street, are expected to attend extra classes to make up for lost time due to their participation in a Cosas march.

THESE learners from different schools who gathered in Heeren Street, are expected to attend extra classes to make up for lost time due to their participation in a Cosas march.

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HUNDREDS of high school learners in the Thabong township in Welkom are set to attend extra classes to catch up with the syllabus. This is following the disruption due to a march organised by the Congress of South African Students (Cosas).

The Free State Department of Education said an intervention plan was in place to make up for lost time due to the protest march on 15 May.

A multitude of learners from schools in Thabong participated in the march. The movement organised the protest march in solidarity with the suffering of people of Palestine in Israel, and also to boycott all South African companies trading in Israel.

The retail clothing company Woolworths remains the biggest target with ongoing calls made to pressurise it to cut ties with Israel.

“The Free State Department of Education did not give permission for the march.

“The department has met with principals to discuss an intervention plan to cover the work lost due to the march,” says Howard Ndaba, spokesperson of the department.

He would not disclose the number of schools whose learners will be subjected to extra classes.

The protest march ended with the leadership of Cosas failing to present a memorandum of demands because the local representatives of the Woolworths company in Welkom failed to pitch

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