Durban – The Department of Basic Education believes its proposal to install unisex toilets in schools has been taken out of context.
Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga dismissed a petition calling for the idea to be scrapped “silly”, adding that it was based on hearsay.
Speaking on Jacaranda FM, he said people should wait for communication from the department.
“We have never imposed anything on anyone, we’ve always been transparent. There’s no need to put together a petition. There will be a time to submit written comments to the government in terms of how people feel,” he said.
The petition opposing the proposal has already garnered more than 73 000 signatures.
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