MEC MATSEMELA CONDUCTING A SOD – TURNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MACHAKELA MAMODIBO SECONDARY SCHOOL
The North West Department of Education is optimistic on developing the learning environment by building brick and mortar structures across the province. This is done through sod-turning ceremony led by MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela to signal the construction of Machakela Mamodibo Secondary school in Moretele which took place on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.
Within a space of two months to this far, MEC Matsemela has already conducted a third sod-turning ceremony.
In October a sod-turning event was held at Thulare Secondary school in Lebotloane, Rustenburg followed by another held at Huhudi Extension 25 in Vryburg.
The construction of these schools is aimed at addressing the backlog of providing a conducive learning environment to the learners. The 6th Administration of government has prioritized education as an Apex priority, therefore the North West province continues to fast track the delivery of quality education for all learners across the province.
MEC Matsemela said:
“I am here today to confirm to the community of Mogogelo Village that the department is going to build a school to the tune of over R89 million. Our government is a very caring government and we have heard the concerns of our communities, hence the decisive initiative of building the school. This school has been using mobile classrooms for a long time without proper classrooms, now we are going to provide them with brick and mortar structures.
“My ultimate goal is to build an educated community in the North West province. I aspire to realise this goal with the help of every stakeholder gathered here. Principal and SGB, I rely on you for the upkeep of the school. My esteemed teachers, do not tire to feed these youthful brains”,said MEC Matsemela.
The Mayor for Moretele Local Municipality, Councillor Andries Monageng pleaded with the appointed constructors to utilise the local skill.
“I am pleading with you constructors to employ the local skill when you start with the project. Our communities have a high rate of unemployment and this project will provide them with temporary employment. As the local municipality we will monitor the construction process of this school close”, said Mayor Monageng.
The new building will include 15 classrooms, library, computer room, science laboratory, multipurpose classroom, kitchen and dining hall, storage area, admin block, soccer field and combi court, security fence, parking bay, amongst other facilities. These laboratories will employ holistic education methods while creating a nurturing and engaging atmosphere for all learners be here.
The school project is expected to run for 18 months.
On Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 10:00, MEC Matsemela will be conducting the fourth sod – turning ceremony at Tlokwe Secondary school, in Ikageng Township, Potchefstroom.
For more information, please contact:
Departmental Spokesperson Cell: 072 1154 855/072 892 8399