Sukuma Comprehensive School set for renovation

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The principal of Sukuma Comprehensive School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, says he’s relieved that provincial authorities have intervened to renovate the facility.

Zasembo Yengwa was speaking after Economic Development MEC Siboniso Duma who has been assigned Pietermaritzburg as his constituency, mobilized people to donate R10 million for the renovation.

Yengwa says learners at the school used to be top performers, but vandalism has caused poor morale among them.

“We have a challenge with our infrastructure and its bad condition, and it’s even worse with the boarding facility. Things are not working, and when the rains come, it gets to the point where they cannot sleep properly. We donate resources to provide quality education.”

He adds that they cannot do practicals, most schooling is learnt through their textbooks.

Meanwhile, learners Edwin Mokoena and Thalente Mazibuko say the intervention will motivate them to excel.

“I feel so happy about this, that the government was able to give us so much money. And I think the money will be used for repairing our windows and renovating, as our toilets are not in good condition. And we are so grateful about that. I am so happy, and I’m grateful that they were able to fix the school. All the damaged facilities will be repaired, and we are thankful as Sukuma Secondary School.”