Equal Education members demand Eastern Cape education MEC intervene
Scores of learners and Equal Education members donned their school uniforms on Wednesday and marched to the Eastern Cape Department of Education in Zwelitsha.
They are opposed to proposed amendments to minimum norms and standards for public school infrastructure. Under the new draft amendments, deadlines have been removed for when government must eradicate pit latrines and provide basic services such as water and electricity.
The department extended the deadline for public comment from 10 to 31 July. The original deadline fell within the current school holiday period.
On Wednesday, grade 12 learner Gcina Mtya read out a memo to a crowd of over 60 learners and Equal Education members. She said, “Nearly four years…