Three pupils talk about their experiences of being in school. They each come from different backgrounds and go to schools in different areas.
A Forbes Grant High School pupil is a proud member of Equal Education in the Eastern Cape, but says the school still lacks many basic things.
Philippi High School pupils give their account of events on March 6, when police with stun grenades repelled them from the WC education department.
The basic education minister should give pupils textbooks and technology, but in reality there's still a lack of these critical education aids.
Pupils are sometimes pressured by peers to not use protection when sexually active, or even pressurise others to fall pregnant, writes one pupil.
Shortages, unqualified teachers and those giving lessons in areas they don't like are adding to education problems, writes one pupil.
A 16-year-old Islamic pupil writes about her school experience, which is different from the average, and how we can go about changing education.
Corporal punishment may be illegal, but pupils are subjected to it anyway - leading them to feel ashamed to go to school. One pupil tells their story.
Government intervention is necessary to ensure that all children do not study on hungry stomachs because they are tired and drained.