Panyaza Lesufi delivering to a promise he made a while back, to beat the system and come about with a solution for the overcrowding in schools.
In Randburg Education MEC Lesufi in the morning cut off the blue ribbon, opening the newly built block of classrooms, which is estimated to accommodate more than 350 learners at Bordeaux Primary School.
“We wish to reiterate that, to deal with the pressure of placements in high pressure districts, the department is investing in building more classrooms.”
“An amount of R240 million that has been transferred to schools and will assist with the construction of classrooms. Accordingly, these funds will enable the construction of 229 classrooms in identified primary schools and 270 classrooms in identified high schools,” the department said in a statement.
The struggle of overcrowded classrooms has been a major one in Gauteng, with the department descovering classes that had over 30 pupils in one class. Lesufi promised the public he would come about with a solution that will not be of a temporary solution, and the newly built classrooms are a tangible proof of his promise.
Meanwhile he still urges the public and residents of Tembisa to not spread rumours or provide false information regarding the shooting of a Vice Principal at Phomolong Secondary. Police are still investigating the matter.