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70 of the 190 ‘death trap’ schools flagged for structural defects


With the most recent budget plan designating R30billion in moneying to construct brand-new institutions as well as keep the existing college facilities, a current record has actually laid bare simply exactly how alarming the scenario at several South African institutions actually is.

With the budget plan allowance free of cost college dwarfing that for college upkeep as well as for constructing institutions, there’s an instance to made that the top priorities for investing are significantly misaligned with the truths of the dilemma in education and learning.

Every year moms and dads emulate lengthy waiting checklists to obtain their kids positioned, as well as the variety of institutions particularly in metropolitan locations appears woefully insufficient for the need.

Just a couple of weeks earlier, the nation experienced a disaster that declared the lives of 4 students at Hoërskool Driehoek, one more ‘death trap’ college It brought on by an absence of upkeep as well as their fatalities can have been stopped.

More than 70 South African institutions are claimed to need immediate interest several for severe architectural issues. Hoërskool Roodepoort on the West Rand in Johannesburg, as an example, is presently running with 18 class not being used because of the problem of the structure.

Johan Kruger, supervisor of procedures at SAOU informed The Citizen: “The SAOU launched a national survey to obtain an informed picture of the degree of compliance with the regulations and standards of public school infrastructure.” He included:

“The survey to date has identified more than 70 schools with infrastructure problems that can be categorised as requiring urgent attention to parts of the buildings. The average age of the schools is 68 years. School maintenance is woefully inadequate.”

In the wake of the Hoërskool Driehoek disaster, the moms and dads at Ennerdale Secondary School have actually needed to do something about it themselves to prop up a falling down pathway that links 2 structures at the college.

The Ennerdale moms and dads have actually provided a last chance to Panyaza Lesufi, requiring activity to bring the college up to code or they’ll shut it themselves following week.

“Should undivided attention not be given, […] effective teaching and learning cannot take place from next week,”reviews the memorandum sent out to the Gauteng education and learning MEC.


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