Scores of Mariannridge Secondary School learners were unable to enter the school grounds to write exams as hey gates were welded shut.
IN the midst of exams, irate parents have allegedly shut down Mariannridge Secondary School.
According to one of the parents, who did not wish to be named, the learners have not had any maths or English educators for more than a year and the children are still required to write exams.
“Parents called a meeting on Friday (24 May) to find out the issues the teachers are facing and they were silent and refused to speak.”
When the learners arrived at school on Monday morning they were unable to gain access to the grounds as the school gates were welded shut.
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It is alleged this was done by the parents.
Ward 13 DA PR councillor, Marlaine Nair, said, “From my conversations with the principal about a month ago, I was led to believe that things at the school were slowly falling into place. However, several calls from parents on Monday morning alerted me to the school gates being welded shut. It is is believed that parents who were fed up with the lack of response and intervention from the department of education decided to act.”
“In spite of learners writing exams during this period, parents felt the need to shut down the school as yet again, learners were being asked to write exams without having had teachers in key subjects like English,” she said.
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