Cape Town – While matric ball season is in full swing, concerns have been raised over schools using the occasion to settle scores with parents who have not paid school fees by excluding their children from the once-in-a-lifetime event.
Bellville resident and parent, Andre Jeftha, said the matter came to his attention after his daughter came home with a message from her school, stating that learners who did not pay up their fees would not be included in the event.
“I then researched the matter and realised what the school was doing was illegal according to the Schools Act, to exclude children and to discuss matters like this with the child and not the parent.
“Thankfully I approached the…
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