Open Our Schools
The closure of the Northern Area schools, in Port Elizabeth, as a form of protest is for a good cause as learners will benefit from it in the long run. However, this has been going on for too long, and will proceed longer, indefinitely. We as learners feel that it is not fair of parents to make decisions which will not influence their academics and whether they pass or fail. Some schools in the Northern Area are continuing with the syllabus, despite the ongoing protest, so why can't our schools do the same?
This has become extremely stressful for us learners as we are now already at a disadvantage.
This petition is aimed to urge the School Governing Body of our schools to please resume school as matter of urgency, as we [learners] are desperate for an education. We feel as though we are being punished for what is not our fault. We as learners should take action for what impacts is. As heard on the news, the Department of Education has already accepted the parents' request for more teachers, they need to understand that it is not a change that can be made overnight.