POLOKWANE - Angry parents have pulled their children out of the dilapidated and damaged Tshivhade Primary School in the Vuwani district in Limpopo after learning that it has been removed from the list of regional schools to be renovated.
Various schools in the area were burnt and badly damaged during demarcation protests in the area in 2016.
The Education Department is now trying to restore them all to functioning standards.
Built in 1969, Tshivhade Primary School in Mashau-Bodwe, outside Louis Trichard, has been left neglected for years. And fed-up parents have taken to pulling their children out of the school, in fear that the dilapidated buildings might collapse.
From the start of term, angry parents have prevented more than 400 registered learners from entering the school premises in protest, hoping that the Department of Education will listen to their pleas. Despite being one of the schools which were burnt and damaged during the Vuwani demarcation protests, Tshivhade Primary has been left in a dire state, and is a danger to learners. Holes in the roof make it impossible for classes to happen on rainy days.