North West MEC for Education, Viola Motsumi, visited Masamane Primary School on Thursday, February 1st, 2024, to address concerns regarding administrative and infrastructural issues.
The school has faced challenges such disbandment of School Governing Body (SGB), urgent appointment of General Assistants (AAs) and Administrative Assistants (GAs), lack of running water and proper ablution facilities, unfinished classroom blocks, and an incomplete kitchen.
MEC Motsumi met with parents and the tribal council during her visit. The tribal council played a crucial role in facilitating collaboration with a local businessman to expedite water provision.
MEC Motsumi expressed her appreciation for this proactive intervention.
“I am encouraged by the collaborative spirit demonstrated by the Masamane community in addressing the school’s challenges. Together, we can ensure a conducive learning environment for our children. Our department remains committed to providing the necessary support to achieve this goal.”
“I am committed to ensuring all learners in our province have access to quality education in conducive environments. We are working diligently to find solutions and will continue to monitor progress closely,” Motsumi expressed.
While water is currently available at the school, it is undergoing testing to ensure its safety for human consumption.
The meeting concluded with the decision to appoint a new contractor to complete the outstanding construction projects as contract with the current service provider has expired.
The disbanded School Governing Body (SGB) will hold new elections during the national SGB elections to be held between March 1st and 31st, 2024.
Parents and community members were assured of the appointment and selection of a service provider to finalize the construction of ablution facilities, the kitchen, and a classroom block.
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