1 minute read
17 Sep 2014
6:00 am

Exams fiasco a collective shame


There's catastrophe playing out in the Northern Cape that has the potential to destroy the future of thousands of children, which, bizarrely, has not sparked a huge public outcry.

Since June, more than 17 000 pupils in Kuruman have been barred from going to school by members of their community, including their own parents, who are demanding that a tarred road connecting more than 180 villages be built.

The hardest hit are hundreds of matric pupils who were expected to sit their final exams next month.

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