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Political factions warned against the use of school premises for election campaigns

Political factions warned against the use of school premises for election campaigns

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Executive Director, Sanet Steenkamp, this week said parties should not use school premises for gatherings, campaigns and fundraising activities for political gain, ahead of the elections

Steenkamp in a statement said in light of the current political activities in the country towards the elections, her ministry has observed with serious concern the trends of uncoordinated access of groups, and in particular political parties on school premises under the pre-text of motivational talks to learners and teachers.

“No school, under any circumstance, should be used for political gatherings, campaigns. This also includes that learners should not be addressed on political matters on school grounds.,” she said.

According to Steenkamp, while the ministry recognises the constitutional human rights of freedom of association, their mandate is to ensure a secure school environment for all.

“Schools are sensitive and secure areas with the ministry having to fulfill a critical role of responsibility for all learners. Leadership and management at regional and school level are hereby urged to safeguard against political activities on school premises,” she added.


 

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