Education Department to probe 'racism' at Durban school

18 May 2018 - 13:06 By Jeff Wicks
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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has deployed a delegation to address racism allegations at Durban’s Grosvenor High School on Friday.

The claims were put forward by concerned parents‚ who had written to Premier Willies Mchunu about goings on at the school on the Bluff‚ in the south of the city.

“The allegations are alarming. Parents of the Grosvenor Girls High School are raising concerns about what they call blatant racism targeted at their kids‚ mismanagement of school funds‚ curriculum‚ corruption‚ inefficiencies‚ maladministration‚ and issues relating to sanitary pads which is already under investigation‚” the department said in a statement.

The delegation‚ after a meeting with school management‚ resolved that schooling would continue as normal while an investigation was launched.

“This is indeed our collective responsibility‚ as Government‚ communities‚ parents and educators to ensure that our learners have access to quality education. We will continue to bring positive change in our schooling communities because the youth is our future.

“The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal reiterates the need for all schools to develop robust policies and codes of conduct with all relevant legislation and the Bill of Rights in mind‚” the department said.