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education90GroundUp reports that on Thursday morning a group of learners from the Bulumko and Joe Slovo Senior Secondary Schools in Khayelitsha, and members of the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), entered Injongo Primary School to stop the systemic tests which learners were writing.  

Each learner writes these tests, in language and mathematics, once every three years.  Apparently Sadtu in Khayelitsha last week called a meeting, to which the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) was invited, at which it was agreed that no schools should write the tests.  When students went around to schools, ostensibly to stop the exams from happening, there were violent scenes.  A student from Bulumko has accused the principal of one school of pulling a knife on her when students entered his school.   But the principal says he picked the knife up from the ground where it had been dropped by a student.  

  • Read this report by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik in full at GroundUp

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