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Education department pleased with first day of reopening of Vuwani schools, 10 August 2016

The Department of Basic Education has been monitoring the restoration of education services in the Vuwani area and is pleased with attendance at schools in the area today.

Learners and teachers showed their dedication to education by turning up to schools in large numbers today and begun the tedious process of catching up on lost time. Even in schools that were severely damaged by the fires learners and teachers did not let the circumstances or lack of resources deter them from their work, education officials even found teaching and learning taking place under trees where necessary. While this is not ideal it illustrates the value both learners and teachers place on education and for this the Department of Basic Education thanks and appreciates these efforts despite the severe circumstances and environment.

The Department has begun to deliver resources to the effected schools and more mobile classrooms will be delivered next week.

Government continues to work with the community to ensure peace and stability is fully restored and the main priority for the Department of Basic Education is to ensure that our learners’ right to basic education is protected.

The Limpopo Education Department is conducting an assessment to establish the true cost of the damage in the area. Both DBE and LDOE will ensure that a conducive environment is created for learning and teaching.

DBE would like to humbly thank all parties who made it possible for schooling to be restored today. This includes the Traditional Leadership and members of the community but also learners and especially teachers who have displayed incredible dedication to the profession and gone above and beyond to help learners during this difficult time.

Enquiries:     Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275 | Troy Martens – 079 899 3070 (0627883733)

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Written By: buhlebendalo somgede
Date Posted: 8/7/2019
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