Govt. ’fails to deliver on minimum quality regulations for schools’

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Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu.  Non-governmental organisation Equal Education lashed out at the Basic Education Ministry on Friday for failing to finalise regulations stipulating the minimum standards for school infrastructure.

At least 20,000 learners marched to Parliament on Human Rights Day, demanding that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga unveil the document.

The organisation’s Yoliswa Dwane said learners are being negatively affected because provinces are not bound to provide a minimum quality of infrastructure for among others toilets and libraries.

Dwane said Motshekga promised she would fully adopt norms and standards for school infrastructure by the end of financial year.

“Yesterday was the last day of the financial year and we are still not seeing any signs of the norms and standards,” she said.  

 

Equal Education is an Atlantic grantee.

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