Tuesday, August 17, 2010

School principal faces disciplinary hearing

By Lelethu Mquqo
17 August 2010

The suspended principal of Nondzame Primary School faces disciplinary action.

Nomalady May, principal of a Xhosa-medium school, refused a merger with a coloured Afrikaans school, Pniel Primary School.

Nondzame Primary was based on private land and the lease expired at the end of 2009.

Western Cape Department of Education’s spokesperson Eddy Atwell said the department managed to get an extention on the lease but up until June this year.

“We couldn’t move the school without the consent on of the school governing body, which we finally got. But the principal refused to move and was charged with disobeying a lawful instruction” said Atwell.

Nondzame Primary School has since been moved to Pniel Primary School near Stellenbosch.


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