SCA to hear case on school admissions

2012-11-15 21:36

Bloemfontein - The question of whether it is up to the state or a school governing body to decide the capacity of a public school will come before the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday.

It will hear an appeal by the governing body of the Rivonia primary school on a declaratory order against it in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

In 2010, the Gauteng education department forced the school principal to accept a Grade One pupil even though the school was full.

The pupil was put on a waiting list, but was later enrolled by an order of the department.

The principal was threatened with disciplinary action.

The governing body launched a court application to seek certain declaratory and interdictory relief.

The appeal involves an interpretation of the SA Schools Act, the admissions policy of a public school and who determines the capacity of a school.

  • anele.mveku - 2012-11-15 22:23

    Why are they wasting money with this case... Evry Child has a right to education. that should take paramount importance. Make space and get the child into a classroom to receive an education.

  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-11-15 23:58

    Well good for Rivonia Primary School. I am sure they are at their wits end in tryin to cope with the flight from those Township schools that are so badly managed and policed, anything goes. This ANC gvt has failed miserably to give SA citizens a decent chance at education and a better future. I have sympathy for the desperate parents that want better schooling for their children. This government is culpable. Where are the consequences for this currupt and uncaring bunch of administrators? It seems the children must bear the cost. Is this right?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-16 07:03

    stupid government needs to wake up and build more schools, police stations, fire stations, universities, hospitals and thus creating more jobs.

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