MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Infrastructural Deficiency Must Be Investigated

23 August 2013    

 

The IFP calls on the MEC for Education in Limpopo, Dikeledi Magadzi, to urgently appoint a team to investigate and report on all provincial schools in need of infrastructural improvement, after three pupils were injured when a wall collapsed in their school in Mokopane.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr Alfred Mpontshane (MP) said, “This confirms the view of the IFP that our school infrastructure must be prioritised. Building proper schools for our children should be one of government's highest priorities, especially in rural areas, where the state of education has not improved. Poor learning environments negatively affect pupils’ performance, which in turn leads to poor results.”

 

 “It is high time the Department of Basic Education starts putting the children of this country first and prevent wasteful expenditure, which has characterised the department for many years. The MEC must provide details of the steps being undertaken presently to address the desperate infrastructure shortfalls at schools,” said Mpontshane.

 

Mpontshane further stated, “The IFP has long held the view that there must be an Equalisation Fund to redress the imbalances of the past.”

 

The IFP wishes to extend its sympathy to the families of the learners who were injured.

 

 

Issued by:
Mr Alfred Mpontshane, IFP MP Spokesperson on Basic Education on 083 441 6201

 

Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675