Protest at education building

Tremaine van Aardt and Lee-Anne Butler

MORE than 100 pupils and parents protested outside the Port Elizabeth district education department offices yesterday against the lack of Grade 3 teachers at Kwazakhele’s Aaron Gqadu Secondary Primary School.

This comes after they staged a lockout at the school on Friday.

And across town in Greenbushes, there has been no resolution to the racial feud at Kuyga Intermediate School, where parents of Afrikaans- speaking pupils last week handed a memorandum to the district education department, requesting the immediate placement of Afrikaans teachers at the school.

Aaron Gqadu school governing body (SGB) chairwoman Nokuzola Runeli said they were fighting for the 43 Grade 3 pupils who had not had a class since mid-February after the school’s Grade 3 teacher for 10 years was deployed to a school in New Brighton.

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