Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:32

Ministers visit schools in Vuwani area

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The members of an Inter-Ministerial Committee, led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen, are today visiting schools in the Vuwani area.

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Ministers, including Van Rooyen, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, State Security Minister David Mahlobo and Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo, are interacting with parents, school governing bodies (SGBs), educators, learners and other stakeholders.

The schools which are being visited include Ratshikwekwete Secondary School, Nzwelule Primary School, Tshiawelo Primary School, Lwenzhe Secondary School, Tshivhulana Primary School, Mugoidwa Secondary School and Radzambo Secondary School.

“Government commends the resumption of teaching and learning, which has gained momentum and learners have returned to school. This positive response from the communities will go a long way to ensure that learners are not adversely affected,” said the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

This comes after teaching and learning in the Vuwani area have been on hold due to public unrest that saw about 20 schools torched, forcing learners to stay at home.

Government will be deploying mobile classrooms to all affected schools in Vuwani and surrounding areas in Limpopo.

“Government is also pleased with the ongoing delivery of the mobile classrooms. Thus far 12 have been delivered yesterday and today, 18 May 2016, we are expecting 14 to be delivered.

“The desks are also being delivered today and will continue as the mobile classrooms are being assembled,” said the department in a statement on Wednesday.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee will also meet with the Nesengani Traditional Council and community members at the Rivers of Living Water Cathedral.

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