The Congress of South African Students in Limpopo said in a statement issued yesterday that learners across the length and breath of the province have arrived at schools to resume academic activities and In that regard, there are issues which they wish to canvass.
COSAS in Limpopo has noted with anger the fact that there are learners who have not received their reports due to unbecoming conduct by some principals who see schools as a moneymaking scheme. The union said it reject that with the contempt it deserves and are determined to fight it.
COSAS said they wish to place it on record that they do not agree with Circular 16 of 2021 as they believe that schools do not have enough money, with instances where learners are even buying typeks. They call on all activists to go to the ground and attend to such matters.
COSAS will dedicate the whole week of the 15th to 19th of February 2021 towards implementing our programme of “Pass One Pass All” with a key focus on checking the Department’s preparedness and also sourcing school uniforms from potential sponsors. Moreover, we will commit the next week of the 22th to 26th towards distributing uniforms to deserving learners. Our “Resenga Shibambo Dress Them Up Campaign” will thereafter be conducted every Wednesday.
COSAS remains of the firm view that the Department of Basic Education is still not ready to host learners. Accordingly, they say they will be closing all schools which do not comply with basic hygiene and the health protocol for Covid-19. Our key priorities remain academic excellence and the safety and security of learners.