GP Education condemns planned go-slow

The department has called on educators to adhere to the code of conduct and not to take part in any activities that will compromise schooling.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi attends a meeting with community members of Klipspruit on 26 July 2017. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department has condemned a planned go slow by nine schools in southern Johannesburg in solidarity with their counterparts at the Klipspruit West Secondary School in Soweto.

Last week, learning and teaching were disrupted at the school following a protest by community members over the appointment of a black principal.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi has since dissolved the school's governing body and has announced he’s deployed a district official to be based there as an interim measure.

The department has called on educators to adhere to the code of conduct and not to take part in any activities that will compromise schooling.

“It’s important that they need to adhere to that and work with us and also make sure that we know why we are in the education sector. We know why we should be leading in the sense that we need to impart knowledge.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)