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  1. Daniel Doyle
    Daniel Doyle March 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Your description of the current situation is accurate and deplorable. However, I would advise against referring to the collection of project fees as being ‘illegal’.
    Just because the national Department of Education says that something should not be done does not necessarily make the doing of it is illegal. Provinces that have their own Education Acts, of which EHP is one, can make their own decisions on administrative matters. Education functions are, by law, highly decentralised such that the national government retains little control other than curriculum at the elementary, primary, high and secondary levels. To add further confusion to the situation school Boards of Management/Governors also have legally devolved powers to make management decisions. It would be beneficial to teachers and parents it some legal eagle would take up a pro bono case at the high court for a clear statement as to where the power lies on such matters under the existing Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Governments, the National Education Act and Provincial Education Acts.

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