Congress of South African College students (COSAS) has shut down 5 excessive colleges and eight major colleges in Alexandra Township. That is to stop the learners from being uncovered to Covid-19.
Alexandra’s COSAS chief, Mpumelelo Maringa mentioned this choice was on account of the rising numbers of COVID-19 instances within the space.
“There are a number of colleges which have confirmed instances. We are able to’t danger learners’ lives by sending them to highschool. As COSAS we’re declaring a complete shutdown of all colleges together with major colleges.”
“We advise all learners to avoid colleges and oldsters to not ship their kids to colleges ranging from Monday till additional discover,” mentioned Maringa.
COSAS claimed its actions have been endorsed by all dad and mom, academics’ unions and the Gauteng Training Division. However Gauteng Division of Training spokesperson Steve Mabona denied this, labelling the motion as “pure criminality that ought to be discouraged”.
At the moment, most colleges in Alexandra are closed and most dad and mom are in help of COSAS’s choice.