Mankweng - Pupils at several Limpopo schools, including matriculants, were prevented from attending classes and writing exams on Monday because of a service delivery protest, the DA said on Monday.
“Learners from Maphotho, Solomondale, Sebayeng Primary Schools and Baphutheng, Mafolofolo and Leruleng Secondary were prevented (from going) ... to their schools and (were) forced... to join the strike,” Democratic Alliance Limpopo leader Jacques Smalle said.
“The DA is deeply concerned that learners in Grade 12 will not be able to write their final-year exams scheduled to commence today.”
Smalle said residents blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks to protest against a lack of services in the area.
“The DA has requested (education) MEC (Thembisile) Nwedamutswu to urgently arrange alternative plans to accommodate the matric learners who did not write their exams today.”