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Bare Minimum Won't Do, Equal Education Tells Gauteng Education Department

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Mathew Oluwaseun
University of Ilorin (Unilorin)
Mechanical Engineering
500Level, Nigeria.

Learners from Gauteng schools take part in an Equal Education march to the provincial department of education on Thursday, 29 November 2018. Photo: Bheki Simelane

The Gauteng Department of Education may have ensured that public schools in the province have access to some form of sanitation, but it still does not escape the watchful eye of rights group Equal Education. On Thursday 29 November the organisation marched to the department to demand it meet more than just the minimum requirements for schools.



In one Gauteng school, 221 pupils share one working toilet. This was revealed in the latest Equal Education Gauteng schools sanitation report handed to the department on Thursday.

The report, which includes the result of a survey of the sanitation conditions of 38 of the 50 worst public schools in the province, highlights that while the norms and standards for schools are to ensure that minimum infrastructure and sanitation standards are upheld in schools, "they cannot be the end goal".

"Provincial education departments -- especially the wealthy and historically privileged ones such as the Gauteng Department of Education -- should strive to deliver more than just the bare minimum to stay out of court," it reads.

The survey's...

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201811300463.html

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