Officials from the Gauteng department of education were on Thursday denied entry at a private school they intended to shut down for operating illegally.
A government delegation led by Tshwane South district director Hilda Kekana unsuccessfully negotiated with those who ran the Centauri Dual Medium Private High School in Centurion.
A woman inside the premises shouted at education officials and journalists, before rushing back into the house: “This is a private property. No one is entering. I have spoken to national intelligence. You take a picture …”
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The education officials then went to the Wierdabrug police station, to open a case of a school illegally operating.
Gauteng education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the operational registration of the school was withdrawn by the provincial department in April 2018 for non-adherence to the post-registration requirements.
“However, the school ignored the correspondence and continued to operate,” said Mabona.
“Among others, the school contravened the curriculum policy, multi-grade teaching is a norm, disregard of assessment and examination processes, utilization of unqualified teachers without Sace (South African Council for Educators) certificates, a timetable not CAPS complaint, and learner tasks not CAPS complaint.”