Racial segregation at Curro school caught on camera

Curro Roodeplaat Private School is under the spotlight again – this time after what appears to be racially segregated classes were caught on camera.

The children appear to be separated into two groups: black students and white students as they prepare for a field trip.

In May, an investigation determined that the Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat, near Pretoria, segregated its Grade R pupils according to race after it was pressurised by white parents, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said.

According to eNCA, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, said the education department is aware of the video and that his team would visit the school on Thursday.

UPDATE: The school released a statement saying on Thursday morning that there was nothing racist about what happened.

School spokeswoman Mari Lategan said the reason the children were separated was because of the classes they were in.

“The children were in the buses according to class. We are a dual-medium school and parents have made a choice as to whether their children be taught in Afrikaans or English. The Afrikaans children were in one bus and the English in the other.

“A video taken of this outing showed the various groups of learners. And with no explanation people assumed that the groupings were organised according to race,” she said.

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Source: News24

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