Jun 15, 2024

Tirelong Secondary | Matriculants Removed From Boarding School

Tirelong Secondary

Forcefully removed from boarding school by community members, some Tirelong Secondary Matriculants find themselves out of school.

The North West Department of Education is raging with anger after learners were forcefully removed from the premises they were accommodated at, by members who pretended to be parents. Those members forced their way in, overpowering the security personnel that was on duty.

Tirelong Secondary is one of North West schools that were vandalized in 2021, earlier in the month parents gathered at the school to try and get answers from the government as to what will happen with the learners and if the new school that was being built will be ready for the 2022 academic year.

The MEC  Mmaphefo Matsamela, issued a statement explaining on how the kids were abducted and on how they as the department do not condone such acts that negatively affect grade 12 pupils. This afternoon she further spoke to the public through a live video explaining on what the government has labelled the act as an abduction, and how many parents are coming forward saying they have no knowledge of such a plan.

After the informal investigations were done, 162 learners were forcefully removed at the Boons Mega Farm School and transported in groups of five with the final group moved at 05:00am. This incident makes it the second when the first one involved 54 learners abducted at Naauwpoort Mega Farm school.

The mob was believed to consist of an angry drunk mobs that plan to destroy education. A trauma counselling will be arranged for the remaining learners, the source or reason for this incident is still unknown however the department is working on the clock giving out update.