Equal Education (EE), represented by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), has secured a crucial victory in the campaign for Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure. Late last week, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga decided to promulgate norms and standards for school infrastructure. The decision follows many years of sustained pressure and campaigning by EE and its members. It represents a significant first step to ensuring that learners across the country have access to quality education.
The norms and standards, which must be finalised by 15 May 2013, will be an invaluable tool to ensuring that schools across the country are safe and provide learners with the necessary facilities and environments to enable learning. Ndifuna Ukwazi commends the efforts EE, the LRC and the Equal Education Law Centre, and will continue to offer its support as EE now works to ensure that the norms and standards proposed by the Minister are acceptable.
For more information about Equal Education and to support their campaigns, visit their website at http://www.equaleducation.org.za