Sunday, June 23, 2013


empty promises

Hundreds of pupils took to the streets of Pretoria on Monday to demand that Basic Education Minister publish a quality minimum norms and Standards for school infrastructure. The peaceful march started at the City Hall and ended at the Department of Basic Education in the city Centre where equal education (EE) members handed over their memorandum.

According to the EE, they initiated legal action against the minister to force her to publish the Norms and Standard last year.

They accused the minister of failing to stick to her promise by not meeting the dead-line. The EE believed the country couldn’t achieve high quality education while some schools still faced challenges of overcrowding and lack of proper infrastructure

Addressing the gathering outside the department, EE General Secretary said they had had enough of the poor condition of their schools 

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