Cape Town – Government on Friday said the delivery of mobile classrooms to Vuwani in Limpopo, where more than 20 schools were burned down during violent protests in the area, would be completed next week.
“The delivery of mobile classrooms is continuing. We hope that by Monday, 23 May, all the targeted 76 portable classrooms would have been delivered,” the government said in a statement.
The inter-ministerial committee (IMC) established to normalise the situation in the area, which has been rocked by violence following the Municipal Demarcation Boards’s disputed decision to incorporate the Vuwani municipality into Malamulele municipality, was focusing on getting pupils and teachers back to school.
“As part of this back to school campaign, ministers from the IMC visited more than 20 schools. Ministers engaged principals, educators, school governing bodies and learners, encouraging them to get behind their desks,” the government said.
A government delegation, led by communications minister, Faith Muthambi, visited over 20 schools in the area.
“Your children have a right to education and we shouldn’t stand in their way by blockading roads with stones. Their future is in our hands. These children have a right to good facilities, even if we as parents have grievances that need to be resolved,” said Muthambi while visiting the Kolokoshani High School.
“It is our responsibility to ensure the protection of children, as they are among the most vulnerable members of society.”
African News Agency