MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Moses Mnini High School in Utter Disrepair

13 August 2013    

  

The IFP is shocked at the state of disrepair of the infrastructure at the Moses Mnini High School in Mpumalanga. IFP Spokesperson on Basic Education, Mr Alfred Mpontshane said, “Moses Mnini High School has been in a terrible state of disrepair since 2009 and the Department of Education seems to have no interest in rectifying the situation. The lives of pupils and teachers are at risk on a daily basis, from falling debris from dilapidated roofs.  There is also a severe shortage of furniture at this school with pupils having to fight for desks and chairs.”

  

Mpontshane added, “I sincerely hope that the provincial department will use the recently allocated R49.2 million for the reconstruction of Moses Mnini High School accordingly and keep its promise to begin reconstruction this November.”

 

“Having to stay away from school when it is raining because of a school’s unsafe building conditions is greatly hampering the pupils’ progress and learning. The Department of Basic Education must  make school infrastructure a priority across the country. There are many schools especially in our rural areas that suffer from the same conditions as the pupils of Moses Mnini High School,” concluded Mpontshane.

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr. Alfred Mpontshane MP, 083 441 6201

   

Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252