Glenvista High pupils set school hall on fire in exam protest, but it went ahead outside

17 August 2021 - 13:13 By naledi shange
A part of the school hall at Glenvista High was torched, allegedly by pupils, on Monday.
A part of the school hall at Glenvista High was torched, allegedly by pupils, on Monday.
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Pupils from Glenvista High south of Johannesburg allegedly torched a part of the school hall, the Gauteng education department said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Monday.

Images shared on social media showed how curtains in the hall were set ablaze.

Unconfirmed reports claimed pupils had set fire to the hall in protest against writing exams.

Local councillor Sarah Wissler shared on her Facebook page that the pupils are in grade 10.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, who on Tuesday visited the school to assess the damage, shared a photograph showing pupils writing the exam outside.

“Yesterday they burnt the school hall because they didn’t want to write an exam. Today  they wrote the exam outside. So sad,” he tweeted.

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