According to Yolisa Nocanda, a second-year UWC law student, The Chamber of Legal Students can help school learners deal with disciplinary hearings.
The aim is to provide support with better legal advice regarding their rights according to the Schools Act.
Many learners and their families cannot afford lawyers so this organisation, set up by law students and chaired by Nocanda, aims to offer a win-win situation.
The students will get hands-on experience, while the learners and their families will be better informed and supported at disciplinary hearings.
Pupils seeking their assistance should contact the Chamber of Legal Students and provide them with their name, grade and school name, followed by a short description of the matter at hand.
If you look at the Schools Act, under Chapter 2, which deals with learners, Section 6 says that a learner must be accompanied by a parent or a designated person when attending a disciplinary hearing. That designated person could be anyone.— Yolisa Nocanda, Chairman The Chamber of Legal Students (UWC)
In this case, it will be a law student that aids your hearing and helps you she says.
Take a listen to Yolisa Nocanda, Chairman of The Chamber of Legal Students, chat to Kieno Kammies:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Law students provide free service for school learners legal woes