The African National Congress in the Western Cape has welcomed the
decision by the Provincial Department of Education to review the process of the
closure of 14 schools.
The 14 schools last year appealed a Constitutional
Court judgment regarding the closure of the
schools and were not successful.
The WCED in a statement said it will look
at the situation as a whole in the province and in the event that closure is
recommended again, new notices will be published and representations may again
ANC’s Cobus Grobler said inequality needs
to now be addressed. The fact that there are two Afrikaans schools in the same
village, following the same curriculum, writing the same exams the one coloured
and the other white is unacceptable; they should integrate those schools as
Grobler added that most of those white
schools are not viable, they are too small, and they’ve got all the facilities
while the coloured schools have none.
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