The legal battle over seven unplaced learners in a Cape Town school, has now grown into a fight for all unplaced learners.
Last week, the Equal Education Law Centre took to the Western Cape High Court to fight for what they say is a violation of learner’s rights to education.
The Law Centre says that on the day of going to court, they had a list of more than 30 unplaced learners for this academic year.
Executive Director Tshegofatso Phala says they asked that the Western Cape Education Department be forced to assist parents of all unplaced learners.
“We’re asking the court to order the WCED in particularly the Metro East Education District must publish in newspapers and in local radio stations to alert all parents and learners who still remain unplaced for 2022 that they can approach the district office and that it must assist these parents and learners”.
The judge has not given his final order, but it is expected sometime this week.
Phala adds that the court will be hearing another matter later this year, which they will hope prevent placement issues from recurring.
“We’ve got Part B which will be heard in October, and Part B is about adequate planning by the WCED to try and deal with the number of over subscription which we have in Metro East area”.