14 January 2013
The IFP would like to urge the Department of
Education in the Western Cape to move quickly with their plans
for late enrolments of students, particularly with regard to the
current situation at Bonnievale High School in the Western Cape,
where pupils from Bonnievale Primary School have not yet been
placed in Bonnievale High School because of insufficient space.
Schools in the Western Cape are re-opening on Wednesday; we do
not want learners to be missing the first day of school.
IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr Alfred
Mpontshane MP said, "Parents should not have to send their
children to schools that are long distances from where they are
staying when there is a high school in their area. Bonnievale
High School should have prepared for Bonnievale Primary School
pupils as they know the primary school ends at Grade 9. The
Department must forward-plan and ensure that there is sufficient
space at schools for our learners.
Situations like this should not be occurring
18 years into our democracy".
Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Education, Hon.
Alfred Mpontshane MP, 083 441
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252