23 July 2014.
The IFP calls on the Mpumalanga Transport MEC,
Ms Dikeledi Mahlangu, to urgently attend to the lack of
transportation for learners, who have missed school since it
opened on Monday.
The IFP National spokesperson on Education,
Mr. Alfred Mpontshane, MP, expressed concern over the long
distances learners have to travel to get school.
"It is not right that these learners have not
been able to attend school for the past two days due to the lack
of transport. It's a shame to know that children have to suffer
in order to get an education. Some learners have to cross sewage
pipes every day while they travel 15 km to school," said Mr. Mpontshane.
"We appeal to the minister of Basic Education
to help build more schools in Mpumalanga so that learners do not
have to travel such great distances. The government should do
everything in its power to ensure that getting an education is
made easier and not harder. Education is the path to true
liberation and our learners must be able to travel safely to
school" he concluded.
IFP National Spokesperson on Education Hon.
Alfred Mpontshane MP 083 441 6201
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