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Diazville High School pupils protest against being taught in Afrikaans

...several accusations were levelled against certain educators at the school regarding their behaviour towards, and treatment of, the pupils.

The Western Cape Education Department has arranged a meeting with representatives of disgruntled Diazville High School pupils who protested against being taught in Afrikaans.

Last week a group of about 300 pupils protested outside the school after some teachers allegedly conducted lessons in Afrikaans instead of English, the language of teaching at the school.

The pupils’ highlighted that their home language is Xhosa and their Language of learning and of teaching (LOLT) is English.

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said the pupils had handed over a letter of their demands.

According to Hammond, several accusations were levelled against certain educators at the school regarding their behaviour towards, and treatment of, the pupils.

“The WCED has met with the school management. A meeting has been scheduled with representatives of the aggrieved group, the school management team as well as the SGB to discuss the matter,” he added.

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