The head of the Eastern Cape education department, Dr Naledi Mbude, assured the province is on track to welcome learners back when schools in the coastal provinces reopen next week.
Parents in some areas accused the department of dragging its feet on repairing storm-damaged schools during the December break. Mbude says they have assessed the situation.
“We are ready to open schools based on the readiness assessment that the national department sends to all provinces. The Eastern Cape has been hit by a disaster, but in terms of preparedness the province is ready. We are waiting for contractors because of the construction issue, industry alone is closed during the December holidays and now we are ready for them to move on the 57 schools, while the other 39 are being assessed because every day there is something happening to buildings.
Mbude on the province’s readiness for the 2022 academic year:
Eastern Cape education chief says province on track to welcome learners for 2022 – SABC News
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