Pupils learning under appalling conditions to be relocated

21 April 2016 - 16:46 By Boitumelo Tshehle

The North West education department has promised to relocate all 363 pupils from Duikersbos Primary School near Delareyville who were learning under appalling health conditions to a new R18 million state-of-the-art facility next week. Earlier this week‚ Sowetan reported that pupils and teachers risked ill health due to filthy and dangerous pit toilets.The department's spokesman Elias Malindi said the pupils at the school would be relocated to the new school next week.He added that other pupils from surrounding primary schools would also be relocated to the new school in June.Malindi said the contractor had given permission for the school to use 11 classrooms and that the school would be fully completed by mid-June.The new school has been built at a cost of about R31 million and has 18 classrooms‚ an administration block‚ media centre‚ multi-purpose centre‚ a National School Nutrition Programme kitchen and facilities for netball‚ basketball‚ cricket‚ tennis and volleyball.Education MEC Wendy Matsemela said she was delighted over the progress made at relocating Duikerbos Primary School.“The department has intervened to ensure that learning and teaching takes place in a conducive and humane environment. As a department our mandate is to offer quality education to all learners in spite of their geographical location”‚ said Matsemela...

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