Masiphumelele learners march over ‘student levy’

Learners called on the department to remove their principal because he is demanding a 'student levy'.

About two hundred students from Masiphumelele High to the Western Cape Education Dept to demand better schooling.Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - About 200 Masiphumelele High School learners are staging a sit-in, in front of Western Cape Education's Cape Town offices.

They intend to hand over a memorandum of grievances.

High school pupils, dressed in their blue uniforms, are seen standing at the front door of the Provincial Education Department in Cape Town's CBD.

They are calling on the department to remove their principal because he is demanding a student levy.

Some of protesting learners say the levy amounts to 'abuse', adding they don't know what the R150 levy is for.

WATCH: Masiphumelele Pupils March for their Memorandum