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Equal Education Calls for South Africa’s Department of Education to Provide Minimum Norms and Standards for Schools

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Equal Education LogoEqual Education, an Atlantic grantee, has threatened to take South Africa’s Department of Basic Education to court for failing to establish a comprehensive and binding school infrastructure for the country. Doron Issacs of Equal Education is quoted in a Mail & Guardian Online article saying, “While the mud schools in the Eastern Cape are a good example of the problem: most [public] schools in South Africa don’t have school halls, libraries, science laboratories or functional computer labs. There is no document where anyone can go look at exactly what is necessary in a school. There is no standard that will ensure we deal with it.”

Learn More:

>Slideshow: Sleeping with the Enemy, Mail & Guardian Online, 05 August 2011

>NGO Threatens to Take State to Court Over Lax Standards, Mail & Guardian Online, 03 August 2011

>Letter of Demand Sent to Minister Motshekga – Equal Education Left With No Choice But Court Action On National Minimum Norms & Standards For School Infrastructure


Equal Education is an Atlantic grantee. 

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