JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said he was still trying to resolve issues at Noordgesig Primary School and plans to meet with parents to resolve problems before the start of the 2018 academic year.
Last year, angry parents disrupted classes as they rejected the appointment of a new principal, allegedly on racial grounds.
Lesufi has warned that the disruption of classes only harmed their children.
He said it was important for communities to work with the department to improve matric results.
“We still have a headache with Noordgesis. I’m convinced next week we’ll meet with leaders,” said Lesufi.
“The issue of Klipspruit West which gave us problems, the fact that the school has underperformed I hope it will change the attitude of parents and learners, if you disrupt schooling the price is heavy, 53 percent of those learners have failed today.
“We must move swiftly to solve problems if they drag, they create problems,” he said.