DA Heading To Court docket To Problem Govt’s Choice To Quickly Shut Colleges

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is heading to courtroom to problem authorities’s choice to briefly shut colleges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interim chief John Steenhuisen is holding a digital media briefing following the announcement final evening.

President Cyril Ramaphosa instructed kids and lecturers at public colleges to stay at residence from Monday till 24 August, apart from matrics and grade 7s who will return sooner.

Impartial colleges have, nevertheless, not been affected and can proceed with the educational faculty 12 months to make up for misplaced time.

Steenhuisen stated that the choice would perpetuate inequality and goes in opposition to scientific recommendation.

He stated that the 9 million pupils who trusted the varsity feeding schemes would undergo consequently.