Gauteng Education Department stalls on Mayibuye Primary development

Khume Ramulifho MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Education

Almost 2000 primary school pupils at Mayibuye Primary in Ivory Park are bearing the brunt of broken promises by the Gauteng Education Department.

These pupils are forced to share 26 prefabricated classrooms built on the high school grounds while the land allocated to the primary school remains vacant.

According to reports in the Star newspaper today, pupils and staff are working in extremely uncomfortable and unproductive conditions.

It is clear that these pupils are not receiving the quality education they deserve.

I will be writing to the MEC of Education in Gauteng immediately to establish:

  1. The exact timeframes allocated to developing the vacant land allocated to this school
  2. What provisions will be made to upgrade the temporary structures in order to make pupils and staff more comfortable in the interim
  3. What is the progress on the other 70 schools which the department promised to fast track as part of the provinces educational development programme

Quality education remains the most critical building block for people to enter the economy and build a prosperous life.

The Education Department must act swiftly before the pupils of Mayibuye Primary are denied this opportunity completely.