NEW SCHOOL TO BE BUILT IN IKAGENG TO DEAL WITH OVERCROWDING
On Wednesday, 26 November 2020 the North West Department of Education conducted a sod-turning ceremony at Ikageng township in Tlokwe to alleviate issues of overcrowding.
The department is fast-tracking the building of new schools across the province in order to deal with the problem of overcrowding in different areas.
With the massive migration of communities to cities bears great pressure for schools such that a demand for schools comes as a peremptory call for the department to build more schools to meet up with the challenge.
The Department of Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela emphasised that they are providing an infrastructure which is “beyond sanitation”.
“We aware of the overcrowding problem normally experienced in this area of Tlokwe. As a department this came to our attention and now we are responding to the demand by building a new school. The schools that we currently building are infrastructure beyond sanitation. Our aim is to make our communities proud and give them back their dignity.
“The schools that we are building, are having sporting fields, curriculum activities are the enablers of the curriculum. An active mind is very important because it allows the mind to accept the lesson with ease. Education remains a societal matter, we depend on our communities in ensuring that they own schools and protect them”, said MEC Matsemela.
The Acting Mayor for the JB Marks Local Municipality, Councillor Kevin Johnson expressed that communities should jealously guard their schools.
“We are duty bound to emplore our community to jealously guard the successful completion of this project and relentlessly defend it against any and all attempts to disrupt or subvert our investment in the future of our children”, said Johnson.
The new school to be built by the department will be to the tune of R68 million and will constitute of 10 blocks of classrooms, library, computer room, multipurpose centre, etc.
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