MEC Boshielo monitors reopening of schools in Sekhukhune

DIPHAGANE – Limpopo MEC for Education Polly Boshielo on Wednesday 15 January 2020 monitored the reopening of schools in Sekhukhune district.

The MEC, as part of the department’s back-to-school programme, visited Rantobeng Secondary School, Moreko Secondary School in Diphagane and Phokwane villages respectively outside Jane Furse in Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and ended at Hoër Skool Ben Viljoen in Groblersdal.

Accompanied by Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila and Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Mayor, Minah Bahula, the MEC’s schools’ reopening monitorship programme commenced at Rantobeng Secondary early in the morning at about 7:30 where they also extended heartfelt condolences to the school after losing three learners attached to the school following an accident involving a truck and a tractor.

Four children perished, three left badly injured and one critical with one escaping unharmed during a horrific accident which occurred at Diphagane village in Baroka section in the evening recently.

According to sources the boys, aged between 15 and 18 years-old, were walking alongside the road from a soccer match when they met their untimely deaths following a carnage involving a truck and a tractor. The drivers have since handed themselves over to the police.

The boys, who were preparing for the 2020 academic year, were from the local Rantobeng and Mantlatle secondary schools.

MEC Boshielo said they welcomed back all learners and educators and that as the department they were ready to start the academic year having done everything needed to attain a smooth start in terms of teaching and learning.

“We urge our communities and various stakeholders across the province to partner with us in ensuring that the education of our children is protected and promoted throughout the academic year,” said Boshielo.

She concluded that education was a societal matter and together a lot more could be done in the interest of learners.

Thapelo Motseo

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