Department dumps new unused school at the peril of learners

Jacques Smalle (MPL)

DA Limpopo Provincial Leader

The notorious Limpopo department of Education has once again failed to provide school infrastructure.

It is an open secret that learners from villages near Mohlabaneng, just outside of Giyani still face harsh weather conditions due to lack of classes.

Meanwhile, the department wasted taxpayers monies in building a R17m state of the art school, just a stone throw away from another school which caters at least 80 to 120 learners in a classroom.

Improper planning, poor management and maladministration in the department of Education has led to a vacant school with expensive furniture, gathering dust and being vandalised by some community members on a daily basis.

The DA leader and his parliamentary team made this shocking discovery during an oversight visit.

The school was built and completed in 2010 but has become a white elephant over four years .

The DA will demand the education MEC to explain to the portfolio committee on education the reasons why the school was built in an area which already had another state of the art school.

The MEC will also be expected to account on the state of the school and explain why it is not being used or secured.

She owes it to the people of Limpopo to explain why the department constructed two multi-million rand primary schools in one village which has less than a thousand learners.