NW EDUCATION CONCLUDES CONSULTATION PROCESS WITH PARENTS OF TIRELONG SECONDARY SCHOOL
The North West Department of Education intervention team led by MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela concluded their consultation with the parents of Tirelong Secondary School near Rustenburg on Monday, 10 January 2022.
Tirelong Secondary School experienced an unprecedented vandalism wherein it has been renovated by the department and local mining house more than five times at almost more than R800 000.
The school was again extremely vandalized during the December 2021 school recess. The criminals stole electricity cables, water taps, school roof, books, window frames, doors, kitchen utensils, etc.
The school conditions does not allow it to reopen on Monday,12 January 2022. The school does not have running water including electricity to cater the learners.
The North West Department of Education intervened immediately after realising the condition of the school. An intervention team consulted all stakeholders affected by requesting permission from parents to relocate the learners.
The MEC’ of Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela emphasized that the department will protect the learner’s right to education.
“I came here to assure parents that their children will be in safe hands when we relocate them to other schools. As a department we want the learners of Tirelong Secondary School to start with the process of learning like other learners in other areas.
“We have agreed with the three schools of Moedwil, Naauwpoort and Boons Mega Farm School who are going to accommodate these learners of Tirelong Secondary School. The learners will be provided with transport, accommodation and meals. Parents are not going to spend any cent during this entire process”, said MEC Matsemela.
MEC Matsemela emphasized that, she CT appointed a task team to deal with the process of relocation and coming up on the permanent solution.
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