Sekhukhune College campaign: join the demonstration
Workers and Socialist Party and Socialist Youth Movement will lead a learners’ stay-away and march to demand the reopening of Sekhukhune College in Fetakgomo, Limpopo.
At 08h00 on Friday, 20 September, learners from throughout high schools in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo will assemble at Ngwanamala Secondary School in Fetakgomo and march to the Fetakgomo Municipality Offices to demand the reopening of the closed-down teaching college in the area.
– We demand that the college is reopened as a Further Education and Training college for the youth in this area which has no tertiary education institutions whatsoever.
– The Workers and Socialist Party fights for free, decent and equal quality education for all from pre-school to university.
It is an absolute disgrace that this area which is so rich in minerals, cannot provide chances for its youth to study further, let alone decent basic services and infrastructure like water and roads.
“We are uniting with residents of all ages and with the mineworkers in the area in this campaign for the college to be reopened“, says Jonas Magedi, Socialist Youth Movement, “and this march is just the first step in a struggle which we are prepared to fight to the finish.”
At least 1000 learners are expected to participate in the march, joined by residents and workers. The march is supported by various local formations, including the local taxi association.