Pupils from South Africa at Glenvista High School allegedly torched a school hall in protest against writing examinations, Sowetanlive reports.
The incident occurred on Monday.
Images shared on social media showed how curtains in the hall were set ablaze.
LEARNERS ALEGGEDLY TORCHED SCHOOL HALL CURTAINS BECAUSE THEY DIDNT WANT TO WRITE EXAMS : GLENVISTA HIGH SCHOOL. COJ. GP. pic.twitter.com/AS55fBN99P
— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) August 17, 2021
Local councillor Sarah Wissler shared on her¬†Facebook¬†page that the pupils are in grade 10.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, who on Tuesday visited the school to assess the damage, shared a photograph showing pupils writing the exam outside.
‚ÄúYesterday they burnt the school hall because they didn‚Äôt want to write an exam. Today¬† they wrote the exam outside. So sad,‚ÄĚ he tweeted.
Yesterday they burnt the school hall because they didn‚Äôt want to write an exam. Today, they wrote the exams outside. So sad ūüė≠ #GlenvistaHigh ‚Ā¶@EducationGP1‚Ā© ‚Ā¶@Steve_Mabona‚Ā© pic.twitter.com/rUEr0td5oW
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) August 17, 2021
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