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MINISTRY PROBES EXAMINATION INCIDENT
14/02/17
MINISTRY PROBES EXAMINATION INCIDENT

Minister of Basic Education says her ministry is aware of a form 3 pupil at Letlhabile Junior Secondary School who did not write English paper II on account of wearing trousers instead of a skirt in school.

Dr Unity Dow said following proclamation of the Children’s Act and the United Nations Convention of the Right of the Child (UNCRC), decisions in her ministry are accordingly aligned.
“This explains why special consideration was given for this learner in English paper II. Investigations on the case have been conducted and an appropriate disciplinary action would be taken,” she said.

Member of Parliament for Selebi-Phikwe West, Mr Dithapelo Keorapetse had asked the minister if she was aware of a case in which a Form 3 pupil at Letlhabile Junior Secondary School was barred from sitting for an English paper II on account of wearing trousers instead of a skirt.

MP Keorapetswe also wanted to know whether her officials acted in accordance with the law especially the Children’s Act and the UNCRC. He also wanted the minister to state what she had done about the case. (BOPA)

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