Former Grade 12 pupils of an
Eastern Cape school implicated in the 2014 matric cheating scandal have taken
over and shut down the school, demanding their certificates.
No teaching and
learning has taken place at Gxaba Senior Secondary School in Lujizweni village
in Ngqeleni since the takeover on Monday.
Teachers have been
reporting to the district education office while more than 1300 pupils are
forced to stay home.
The angry former
pupils, who have moved into the school and even sleep there, yesterday
allegedly threatened to burn the school to the ground tomorrow if the department
failed to give them their certificates.
Thamsanqa Kabalaza confirmed that staff was now reporting to the department of
education’s district offices.
The Department is
yet to intervene in the matter
Labels: Learners threatened to burn down their former school in Eastern Cape