The Free State MEC for Education, Dr Tate Makgoe, joined by various representatives from the provincial and the local Government, delivered three new state-of-the-art schools, built as part of the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI), to the Motheo Education District in the Free State Province on 03 May 2019.
In his address, the MEC acknowledged the Government’s intervention in addressing infrastructure backlogs in provinces, saying that Thaba Patchoa, Dawiesville and Tweespruit Primary schools will play a crucial role in enhancing quality learning and teaching.
In his address, Dr Makgoe encouraged learners to embrace the government’s investments and strive to achieve excellent results during the 2019 academic year. The MEC further applauded educators for their selfless service in ensuring that learners are equipped with basic skills such as numeracy, reading and writing. “Teaching is the only profession where we are servants of the people whose lives are, undoubtedly, transformed for the better. Through the ASIDI programme, Government invested more than R115 million to this community. Therefore the beneficiaries will be expected to work hard to achieve the best academic results in response to the new facilities provided by the ASIDI,” remarked the MEC.
Various education stakeholders, including the teacher union representatives commended the government for having established the ASIDI programme. The teacher union representatives emphasised that it was essential for the community to protect the new schools and ensure that they are fully maintained to serve the current and future generations.