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Parents, learners march on WC legislature over possible school closure

A group of Uitsig parents and high school learners have marched to the Western Cape legislature in protest against the possible closure of Uitsig High School.

Uitsig parents and high school learners marched to the Western Cape legislature on 24 January 2017. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A group of Uitsig parents and high school learners marched to the Western Cape legislature on Tuesday.

The group is against the possible closure of Uitsig High School.

The Western Cape Education Department says that the school building is unsafe and a health hazard.

Parents, along with pupils who were dressed in their blue and white school uniforms, stood on the steps of the provincial legislature.

They demanded to speak to provincial Education MEC Debbie Schafer.

Learners held up posters which read “We deserve equal education” and “Give us proper security”.

Police officers were guarding the entrance to the legislature.

The protesters say they will continue their fight to keep the school open.

They're calling on the provincial government to rebuild the school.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)