The Western Cape Education Department says, while it’s investigating an incident at Fish Hoek High School, exams should remain the top priority.

The investigation comes after parents complained about a diversity intervention implemented at the school last week Monday.

The WCED says the session facilitated by an external service provider – caused hurt and division, and was terminated the next day.

The department’s intervention was in response to an educator allegedly using racist slurs during a lesson earlier this year.

The guidelines that govern the procurement of external service providers are now under review,

And Education MEC, David Maynier, says its legal options are being explored as well.

“We are taking the matter very seriously, and a full investigation into the diversity intervention at Fish Hoek High School is underway. We must now focus on the learners writing exams, especially the matrics, and ensure that exams can proceed smoothly. Our priority is, and remains, the wellbeing of the learners of our province”.

Meanwhile, the social justice educator, Asanda Ngoasheng, wants the public to talk openly about apartheid and colonialism.

Ngoasheng says the matter has become contentious because of not talking openly about the past.

“Because as South Africans we struggle to have around racism, islamophobia, and homophobia. We need to have more dialogues, more conversations as the country in order to end the discrimination that people are facing”.