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
“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.
IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr.
Alfred Mpontshane MP, 083 441 6201
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Ms
Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252