Angry parents appeal to higher authority

Zandile Mbabela

WE WANT ACTION: Chatty pupils take to the streets yesterday to highlight a shortage of teachers and education material. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN
WE WANT ACTION: Chatty pupils take to the streets yesterday to highlight a shortage of teachers and education material. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

DESPERATE parents of Chatty Senior Secondary School pupils, fed up with a lack of teachers and textbooks, yesterday sought divine intervention with a prayer march around Bloemendal.

Fed up with inadequate responses to their pleas from district director Nyathi Ntsiko, the school has now taken to the streets, even inviting other affected schools to join in “for a bigger, united voice that will surely be heard”.

The disgruntled parents had approached Ntsiko with a list of demands earlier this month, which included the immediate filling of the seven vacancies at the school following the retirement and resignation of some teachers. But they were told there was a shortage of Afrikaans teachers in Nelson Mandela Bay

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