23 January 2014
The IFP Women's Brigade calls on the
KwaZulu-Natal Premier to fulfil the promises he made to the
eNkonkoni residents in uPhongolo, while he was an MEC for
Education, that they will get a new high school.
"This week, I visited this area where I found
that some children don't know where to attend school. They were
told to get school transfer letters from their former schools so
as to enrol in the new, nearby school - but there is no school.
I made several phone calls, even to the Chairperson of the
Portfolio Committee on Education in the KZN Legislature who
stated that she knows nothing about this issue" said IFP Women's
Brigade national chairperson, Ms Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa
Parents and children claim that former MEC for
Education, Senzo Mchunu told them that they will get a new
school, but nothing has happened and learners are staying at
home with their transfer letters.
request that the department of education urgently provide
scholar transport to these children, who have to travel long
distance to and from school, until the new school has been built
in their area. It is distressing to see school children being
deprived of a chance to be educated" said KaMadlopha-Mthethwa.
The IFP will submit written questions to the
MEC for Education regarding the reasons for the failure to build
a new school.
Mrs Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa,
IFP Women's Brigade Chairperson, 079 114 3015
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IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
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