The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo has written a complaint to the provincial education department after it uncovered that a primary school in the Makhado area teaches hundreds of learners outside due to shortage of classrooms.
The party says that Bele Primary School has not been provided with mobile classrooms.
The school has a learner population of more than 300.
DA leader in Limpopo, Jacques Smalle says the school only has two functioning classrooms.
Smalle elaborates, “The school has a severe shortage of classrooms and learners have been taught outside the classroom. Bele Primary School has only two classrooms and has 316 learners from grade R to 7. There are also no mobile classrooms to relieve the situation.”
Meanwhile, Limpopo’s Education department spokesperson Mike Maringa has admitted that there’s a shortage of classrooms at Bele Primary School and that it will be provided with mobile classrooms.
“As the department of education in Limpopo we are aware of the situation at Bele Primary School. We are intervening. The school will be receiving eight mobile classrooms either on Friday or next week. We have also placed the school on the priority list of schools that are supposed to receive proper infrastructure,” says Maringa