North West Education MEC expected to meet parents of learners of Tirelong Secondary School

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North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela, is expected to visit and meet with parents of learners of Tirelong Secondary School in Kroondal near Rustenburg, on Monday morning.

The school is reported to have been vandalised again after it has been renovated more than five times, in the space of two years.

With inland schools across the country reopening this week, Tirelong Secondary will not be ready to welcome both learners and teachers.

The school does not have running water or electricity and the roof and window frames have been stolen.

Following the large-scale vandalism at the school, the provincial Education Department has now decided to relocate both learners and teachers to neighbouring schools in the Rustenburg area.

The department has committed to providing transport for the learners, and they will be allowed to wear their current uniform at their new schools.

The MEC for Education is today expected to meet with all stakeholders to discuss the way forward.

The below video discusses calls for schools to resume full-time learning in 2022:

Meanwhile, the Gauteng Department of Education says it is investing over R240 million for the construction of new classrooms.

The department says 270 000 learners who applied for Grade 1 and 8 admissions this year have been successfully placed.

However, 1 400 applicants have not been placed.