He said part of the amendments included in the bill is that a head of department (HOD) may direct a public school to adopt more than one language of instruction where it is practical to do so.
Lesufi said if the HOD issues such a directive, he or she must take all necessary steps to ensure the public school receives the necessary resources to enable it to provide adequate learning and education in the additional language of instruction.
“This bill simply advocates for, among other progressive amendments, the introduction of other languages to be taught in our schools.
“It further promotes fair and meaningful access to schooling.”
Lesufi said the DA is trying to prevent fair and meaningful access to schooling by picketing against the bill.
“The insinuation by the DA and other organisations stating the bill is being used to attack Afrikaans and mother-tongue education is senseless. The bill intends to promote and defend all languages in all schools.”
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