Calls for transformation in schools

Pupils from yet another school in Pretoria have staged a protest against discrimination. St Mary's DSG Secondary School pupils say racism, homophobia and xenophobia have been going unchecked for decades. Courtesy of #DStv403

PRETORIA - Pupils from yet another school in Pretoria have staged a protest against discrimination.

St Mary’s DSG Secondary School pupils say racism, homophobia and xenophobia have been going unchecked for decades.

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The pupils used their break time to demonstrate at the school.

Their parents were there to lend support by holding their own protests outside the institution.

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The school’s chairperson received the memorandum and promised to look into the issues raised.

Meanwhile, the Gauteng Education Department has noted with concern the rise in complaints of discrimination at a time when schools are playing catch up.

It says it's setting up a task team to look into the matter.

Source
eNCA

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