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Dept can't make provisional plans for Vuwani matric pupils missing exams

Over 2,000 matric pupils missed their preliminary exams over the past three days.

Police patrolling the area in Vuwani. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN.

VUWANI - The Limpopo Education Department says it's unable to make provisional plans for pupils who are missing class time in Vuwani.

The department says plans can only be made if calm is restored to the troubled Limpopo town.

Residents protesting over demarcation have once again shut down Vuwani, demanding government intervention.

Over 2,000 matric pupils missed their preliminary exams over the past three days.

It’s likely they’ll also miss Thursday’s Physical Sciences paper.

One pupil says he’s devastated to be missing out on exams he’s studied for.

“I’m not happy about it and I’ve told myself that I’ll just have to accept the situation as it is. But I’m not happy. I’m currently in grade 12.”

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission says it's concerned about the recent violence which has once again brought learning to a standstill.

In a statement, the commission says barring children from school constitutes a violation of essential rights.

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