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Lesufi endorses language and fee amendments to school admission policy

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Panyaza Lesufi took to Twitter to encourage comments on the proposed amendments to the school admission policy, particularly as it relates to language and fees.

The Gauteng Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) on Education, Panyaza Lesufi took to Twitter on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, to encourage the public to submit their comments on the proposed amendments to the school admission policy. Currently, the Department of Basic Education is calling for comments on the amendments made, ahead of the closing date for comments.

Particularly, in his post, Lesufi encouraged the public to endorse the amendments on language and the matter of schools withholding report cards due to outstanding fees. The former is a contentious one, as the amendment would mean that a child cannot be denied admission based on the language specifications of the school.

The latter would mean that pupils would be able to receive their report cards even if they have outstanding fees. Currently, despite it being frowned upon, some schools continue to withhold report cards for learner with outstanding fees.

Comments on the suggested amendments are set to close on Friday, 12 March 2021.

See the post below.

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