Ratlou: Sod-turning at Batho-Batho Primary School (Mareetsane Village)

Continuing to roll out its infrastructure development plan to improve schools across the province, the North West Department of Education under the leadership of MEC Viola Motsumi marks another milestone with the sod-turning ceremony for the rebuilding of Batho Batho Primary School in Mareetsane village, Mafikeng on Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

Batho-Batho Primary currently has mobile classrooms structures which will be improved by a modern design boasting 16 brand new classrooms, Grade R block comprising three classrooms with jungle gym and fencing, an administration block, a computer lab, a nutrition block eating area, a multipurpose hall, combo courts, and a guard house, amongst other facilities.

Motsumi says the new structure will provide a conducive learning environment for learners, with a strong focus on creating employment opportunities for locals during the construction phase.

“By rebuilding Batho-Batho Primary School, we are creating a safe and stimulating learning environment ensuring inclusive and equitable for all learners in the province as well as contributing to the economic empowerment of the Mareetsane community. It is an important role to us as governmen to ensure we use these programs to eradicate poverty-which is a much needed economic boost in the community, Motsumi expresses.

The construction of Batho Batho Primary School is another testament to the Department’s ongoing commitment to replicate this success in communities across the North West.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Mphata Molokwane
Departmental Spokesperson
082 979 3638
Elias Malindi
Acting Head of Communication
072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane