FINAL EXAMS AT RISK AS WOODVIEW FACES POSSIBLE CLOSURE
By: Alana – Mae Moodley
With less than a month into final examinations, learners at Woodview Secondary School are under pressure as the school faces a possible closure before the school’s curriculum ends.
According to an article published by The Phoenix Sun on August 26, the school was without water and electricity for a week and is currently being threatened to close due to unpaid
utility bills that amounted to R258 000.
From this amount, R39 000 alone constitutes of the water bill.
The schools 541 learners’ are at risk as their final examinations are to commence in late September.
Tresten Pillai, a former Grade 11 learner from Woodview Secondary who transferred from the school last term said, “I was an I.T student and due to the electricity being cut, our work
was stopped and exams are coming up soon.”
Pillai’s mother, Julie Pillai said, “It was unacceptable. There was a drastic need to change schools in order for my son to get the best education possible.
I thought it was best to take my son out before it grew more intense.”
When asked about the progress of the learners’ revision for final examinations, Grade 12 teacher of Woodview Secondary, Pravashni VanNiekerk said, “As long as a teacher continues
as normal then progress is not hampered.”
Parents and the School Governing Body (SGB) took to Woodview Secondary last Monday handing over a letter of demand wanting answers from the schools acting principal, Kuban
Loretta Pillay, a former member of the SGB said, “There is an action plan in place to sort things out. Being involved with the school helps to know what is going on and how best we
can help sort out issues.”
Matters are currently being discussed on how to pay off the overdue bills before the learners’ final examinations commence.