Pretoria Protests: Scholars fail to sit for exams

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Gauteng Department of Education has expressed concern at the disruption of schooling in various areas around Pretoria as a result of ongoing protests.

Owing to the protests, mid-year examinations for Senior Certificate candidates who were not full time were affected.

In a statement, the Gauteng Department of Education, said it had engaged the national department while a decision will be made on when the backup papers will be written.

In terms of examinations for other grades, the districts in collaboration with the principals will discuss the issue of revising the timetable to accommodate affected subjects.

The Department said it was of extreme concern that when communities engaged in protest actions, schools become targets resulting in learners losing valuable time.

The provincial department is working closely with the local police to monitor the situation and intervene where necessary.

“Our school patrollers have also been instructed to be vigilant and report instantly to the principals any suspicious activities around the schools during the day and night,” said the Department of Education.

“We would like to make an appeal to community members and School Governing Bodies (SGBs) to assist the department in safeguarding of our schools, so that the future of our learners is not placed in jeopardy.”

Violent protests over Mayoral nominations ahead of elections in August have in recent days swept through the capital city.

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