In Alexandra, some dad and mom whose kids had not been positioned at Marlboro Gardens Major camped outdoors the varsity expressing frustration at being despatched from pillar to put up. Lindokuhle Hadebe mentioned their kids have been rejected by the varsity and referred again to the district.
“I discover the web software [system] actually unfair and irritating as a result of I utilized early regardless that my youngster was in the identical faculty for grade R, however I nonetheless received rejected.”
Elsewhere in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, dad and mom stopped their kids from attending courses, complaining about unsafe school rooms.
The pupils at Matsulu Major College joined their dad and mom and the varsity governing physique (SGB) in a protest.
The SGB claimed that the division of training took funds meant for the rebuilding of the oldest faculty to refurbish one other native faculty which was broken by a storm a yr in the past.
“We determined to shut the varsity and never let our youngsters go in as a result of it’s a demise entice. The college was in-built 1970, it is 50 years now. It’s previous and cracking. The roof and partitions would possibly fall onto the kids.
“It isn’t solely unsafe for the kids however the lecturers too as a result of all components of the buildings are falling aside,” mentioned deputy chairperson of the SGB, Sipho Nkambule.
“What we all know is that the division had deliberate to refurbish or rebuild the varsity however a yr in the past one other native faculty was hit by a storm and that cash was moved to that faculty and we needed to wait. Now we will not wait and we will not have our youngsters going inside these buildings. They may die in there so we’re avoiding such accidents,” mentioned Nkambule.
Division spokesperson Jasper Zwane mentioned they’d ship officers to the varsity to search out out what the issue was.
Pupils at Mshadza Major College, outdoors Hazyview, needed to return house as a result of cellular school rooms have been solely being delivered yesterday.