Gauteng Education MEC cracks down on illegal schools

The Gauteng Education Department is clamping down on illegal schools. MEC Panyaza Lesufi is leading a team in Ivory Park, in Midrand. Courtesy of #DStv403

MIDRAND - Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi is warning those running illegal schools.

On Thursday the MEC joined an operation to shut down illegal schools in Ivory Park, in Midrand.

Lesufi says action will be taken against such schools should they fail to produce the right documents.

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"We are here to finalise what we have started. There are some schools that have operated in this area, we gave them an extension, to sort out their documents. Unfortunately, they've not done that so we've brought law enforcement agencies, we've brought the municipality, we've also brought our officials," he said.

Lesufi says his department is compiling a report to determine the future of illegal schools.

The report is expected to be completed in the next two days.

"They are breaking every law that we have in the country. They don't have people who are properly documented in our country, they don't have municipal documents, the classrooms are not conducive for learning, they're not following the curriculum that we need and the infrastructure of the school is in a very bad state."

Lesufi says the schools do not adhere to necessary protocols.


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