Uitsig parents demand mobile classrooms, threaten to take to streets

Uitsig Secondary School has been declared structurally unsafe.

The Western Cape Education Department tried to quell tensions at the Uitsig Secondary School on 25 May 2016 after the school was declared structurally unsafe. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Some parents of learners at Uitsig Secondary School have threatened to take to the streets.

They're unhappy because the Western Cape Education Department has deemed the building structurally unsafe.

As an interim measure, the department has arranged for the 235 learners and their teachers to be accommodated at the nearby Ravensmead High School hall.

Parents are demanding that mobile classrooms rather be set up on the school's grounds.

Leonie van Staden, whose daughter is matric, shared her concern about the department's decision.

"She doesn't know if she can focus on her school work now as they're moving. I'm very worried about my daughter as she's concerned about her school. They shouldn't take our children away from Uitsig. What about Uitsig's legacy?"

Yesterday, law enforcement agencies closed several roads near Parow Industria following disruptive protests.