DA wants Education MEC Creecy to clarify Soweto schools merger

Khume Ramulifho MPL

Spokesperson on Education

The DA in Gauteng wants Education MEC Barbara Creecy to clarify the status of Megatong and Sedibathuto primary schools. I visited the two schools and there is serious confusion on which school is responsible to  get necessary materials like furniture, textbooks and support staff.

The DA’s visit found that Megatong primary school learners aren’t benefiting from food nutrition programmes. It is alleged that Sedibathuto has included Megatong learners to inflate numbers to get more resources.

The schools are apparently merged without following proper consultation processes. Furthermore, learners are learning at an unrecognized school and teachers are uncertain about their roles because it is unclear whether they report to Sedibathuto or Megatong primary school.

The range of allegations must be investigated and clarified.

The DA has submitted formal written questions to the MEC to ensure that the future of the learners are not jeopardised by the department’s inaction and inability to communicate their decisions. The School Governing Body must also be engaged to resolve the matter and take action against those found guilty.