18 December 2015 - NW3544
Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education
Why are learners in Nhombelani Village under Chief Mulamula in Malamulele West Circuit in Limpopo still attending classes under a tree?
1. Information received from the Limpopo Department of Education is that the name of the School is Rhabela Secondary School in Malamulele West Circuit. The school was damaged by a storm in October 2010, and it was subjected to arson on 26 August 2015, The following damages were experienced:
a) 1x4 classroom blocks:
b) 1x2 classroom block; and
c) 1x1 Classroom.
2. The reason for learners attending classrooms under a tree is because of the damaged blocks of classrooms and, as a result, when learners break into streams, there is a shortage of classrooms for three subjects.
3. As part of the intervention, the Limpopo Department of Education, through the Independent Development Trust, has already advertised a tender for the replacement of the damaged classrooms which closed on 16 October 2015. It is anticipated that the damaged classrooms will be operational once again in January 2016.